Lot 234Highland Rebellion Printed Act of Parliament dated October...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm

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Highland Rebellion Printed Act of Parliament dated October 17th 1745 being an Act to indemnify such persons as have acted in devence of His Majesty’s person and Government... during the time of the present unnatural rebellion...’ folio, 2pp plus title, disbound in fine condition. The Act which gave licence to all the atrocities which were committed after the Battle of Culloden. The King’s army under the Duke of Cumberland spared no mercy on the fleeing rebels nor indeed on the families they encountered in the highlands, earning the reputation for Cumberland in Scotland as ‘The Butcher of Culloden’

Hammer Price: £60.00

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