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I would like to know,,is this the same. DUKE OF CUMBERLAND,,,ALIAS,,,THE BUTCHER,,DURING THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCES IN SCOTLAND,?? Is this for real,,,is this the man in history responsible for the massacre of men women and children in The Highlands of Scotland.? Can it be possible ,,?

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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I'm not a historian but this may well be the case.

William, Duke of Cumberland is generally best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which success made him immensely popular throughout Britain (for example, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow). (according to Wikipedia).

As the leading British general of the day, he was chosen to put a decisive stop to Charles Edward Stuart, a direct descendent of James VII of Scotland and II of England (James VII/II was the last Stuart king on the male line), in the Jacobite rising of 1745. His appointment was popular, and caused morale to soar amongst the public and troops loyal to King George.

Many British Inns and pubs are historically named after royalty, whatever their reputation. Hope that helps.

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