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TITLE
Prince Charlie's Ash Tree, Culloden Moor
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2704
PLACENAME
Culloden Moor
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34608
KEYWORDS
postcards
ash trees
moors
battlefield
battlefields
battles
Prince Charles Edward Stewart
Hanoverians
kings
dukes
Jacobites
armies
dynasties
Prince Charlie's Ash Tree, Culloden Moor

This postcard was produced by George Washington Wilson (1823-93), an Aberdeen-based photographer who travelled widely throughout Scotland taking landscape photographs. Pictured on this card is Prince Charlie's Ash Tree which grows on a slightly elevated piece of ground on Culloden Moor. Legend has it that Bonnie Prince Charlie commanded the Battle of Culloden from this spot.



The Battle of Culloden was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It was fought on 16 April 1746 and saw the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland. The battle put an end to Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.

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Prince Charlie's Ash Tree, Culloden Moor

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

postcards; ash trees; moors; battlefield; battlefields; battles; Prince Charles Edward Stewart; Hanoverians; kings; dukes; Jacobites; armies; dynasties

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This postcard was produced by George Washington Wilson (1823-93), an Aberdeen-based photographer who travelled widely throughout Scotland taking landscape photographs. Pictured on this card is Prince Charlie's Ash Tree which grows on a slightly elevated piece of ground on Culloden Moor. Legend has it that Bonnie Prince Charlie commanded the Battle of Culloden from this spot.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The Battle of Culloden was the last pitched battle fought on British soil. It was fought on 16 April 1746 and saw the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II under the leadership of the Duke of Cumberland. The battle put an end to Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.