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The Butcher of Culloden

Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), the son of George II, was in disgrace after he led his army to inglorious defeat at the battle of Fontenoy. And then, like a football manager whose luck changes, he destroyed the Scots at Culloden. His brutal treatment of the Scots after the battle would go down in infamy, but he was lionised by the establishment prior to his premature death aged 44.
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