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    Description'Butcher' Cumberland is portrayed as one of the arch villains of British history. His leading role in the bloody defeat of the Jacobite rebellion in 1745 and his ruthless pursuit of Bonnie Prince Charlie's fugitive supporters across the Scottish Highlands has generated a reputation for severity that has endured to the present day. He has even been proposed as the most evil Briton of the eighteenth century. But was Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, the younger son of George II, really the ogre of popular imagination? Jonathan Oates, in this perceptive investigation of the man and his notorious career, seeks to answer this question. He looks dispassionately at Cumberland's character and at his record as a soldier, in particular at this behaviour towards enemy wounded and prisoners. He analyses the rules of war as they were understood and applied in the eighteenth century. And he watches Cumberland closely through the entire course of the '45 campaign, from the retreat of the rebels across northern England to the Highlands, through Battle of Culloden and on into the bloodstained suppression that followed.


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    Title
    Sweet William or the Butcher?
    Subtitle
    The Duke of Cumberland and the '45
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Oates
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844157549
    ISBN 10: 1844157547
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBLL, BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JF
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/18CNTY
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037050
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    BIC subject category V2: 3JF, 1DBKS
    DC22: 941.1072092
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    Thema V1.0: NHW, DNBH, NHD
    Illustrations note
    30 illustrations
    Publisher
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    19 July 2008
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire