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TITLE
Poster to commemorate the Hanoverian victory at Culloden
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_675
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11418
KEYWORDS
Battle of Culloden
Duke of Cumberland
Handel
Government Army
Poster to commemorate the Hanoverian victory at Culloden

Photograph of a poster commemorating the Hanoverian victory at Culloden. The writing at the bottom of the poster reads "The celebrated Battle of Culloden in Scotland, in which the rebels were subdued, (upwards of 1200 being killed in the space of only forty minutes) by the Late Duke of Cumberland. April 16 1746."

After the victory of the Government Army at Culloden, the Duke of Cumberland returned to London to a hero's welcome. The flower 'Sweet William' was named after him and Handel composed a piece called 'The Conquering Hero' to greet him. His personal allowance was also raised from £15, 000 a year to £40, 000, in gratitude for his efforts at Culloden. He died of a brain clot at the age of 44 in 1765


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Poster to commemorate the Hanoverian victory at Culloden

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

Battle of Culloden; Duke of Cumberland; Handel; Government Army

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection (illustrations)

Photograph of a poster commemorating the Hanoverian victory at Culloden. The writing at the bottom of the poster reads "The celebrated Battle of Culloden in Scotland, in which the rebels were subdued, (upwards of 1200 being killed in the space of only forty minutes) by the Late Duke of Cumberland. April 16 1746."<br /> <br /> After the victory of the Government Army at Culloden, the Duke of Cumberland returned to London to a hero's welcome. The flower 'Sweet William' was named after him and Handel composed a piece called 'The Conquering Hero' to greet him. His personal allowance was also raised from £15, 000 a year to £40, 000, in gratitude for his efforts at Culloden. He died of a brain clot at the age of 44 in 1765 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.