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TITLE
The Cumberland Stone, Culloden Moor
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_2717
PLACENAME
Culloden Moor
DISTRICT
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
34621
KEYWORDS
postcards
battles
battlefields
dukes
Jacobites
Hanoverians
armies
Charles Edward Stewart
Bonnie Prince Charlie
kings
dynasties
Stuarts
Stewarts
The Cumberland Stone, Culloden Moor

This postcard shows the Cumberland Stone, an enormous boulder at the far east of Culloden Battlefield. There are many different accounts relating to this stone. One suggests that the Duke of Cumberland stood on this boulder while directing the battle. However, historians now believe that the Duke was on horseback at the time, but could possibly have surveyed the ground from the stone at an earlier point. Another account suggests that the Duke may have eaten a meal at the stone, after the battle.

William Augustus Hanover, Duke of Cumberland, younger brother of George III, was born in 1721 and died at the age of 44 in 1765. He is remembered in particular for the part he played in the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Under his leadership, the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II, laying to rest all Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.

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The Cumberland Stone, Culloden Moor

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

postcards; battles; battlefields; dukes; Jacobites; Hanoverians; armies; Charles Edward Stewart; Bonnie Prince Charlie; kings; dynasties; Stuarts; Stewarts

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This postcard shows the Cumberland Stone, an enormous boulder at the far east of Culloden Battlefield. There are many different accounts relating to this stone. One suggests that the Duke of Cumberland stood on this boulder while directing the battle. However, historians now believe that the Duke was on horseback at the time, but could possibly have surveyed the ground from the stone at an earlier point. Another account suggests that the Duke may have eaten a meal at the stone, after the battle. <br /> <br /> William Augustus Hanover, Duke of Cumberland, younger brother of George III, was born in 1721 and died at the age of 44 in 1765. He is remembered in particular for the part he played in the Battle of Culloden in 1746. Under his leadership, the Jacobite army of Prince Charles Edward Stuart was defeated by the army of the Hanoverian King George II, laying to rest all Jacobite hopes of restoring the Stuart dynasty to the British throne.