Definition of the Battle of Culloden from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Battle of Culloden

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a battle (1746) fought on Culloden Moor near Inverness in Scotland between the mainly English soldiers led by the Duke of Cumberland (the second son of King George II) and the Scottish army of Charles Edward Stuart (Bonny Prince Charlie). Charles was defeated and most of his soldiers were killed. Culloden was the last battle to be fought in Britain, and it brought the Jacobite rebellions to an end.