10 facts about the Battle of Culloden you might not now

Mass graves at Culloden.
Mass graves at Culloden.
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The Battle of Culloden, on 16 April 1746 was one of Scotland’s most famous conflicts and the climax of a decades-long battle to install the descendants of the House of Stuarts to the British throne.

It was the last of a series of rebellions, known as the Jacobite Risings, that began shortly after King James II of England (known as James VII in Scotland), a Roman Catholic Stuart, was deposed in 1688.

The British government’s decisive defeat of Prince Charles’s Jacobite Army was the beginning of the end for the clan system in the Highlands of Scotland. Over the centuries much of the details surrounding the battle have been romanticised. Here are 10 facts you might not know about the Battle of Culloden.