Prof Simms believes their experience as soldiers, their accurate British Baker rifles and their inspirational leader helped the 378 Hanoverians
The first Hanoverian
, George I, also the Elector of Hanover--that title referring to his role in the Holy Roman Empire--was proclaimed king of the newly United Kingdom on the death without issue of Queen Anne in 1714.
Immediately after the Hanoverian
victory at Culloden, the Duke of Cumberland - by now bearing the nickname Butcher for his indiscriminate slaughter of the wounded and innocents after the battle - was determined to capitalise on his success and teach the unruly Highlanders a lesson they would never forget.
The battle was over in less than an hour and some 750 of the Jacobites lay dead, while only about 360 Hanoverians
had been killed.
The reasons why the Hanoverian
Throne was able to withstand the horror of Regicide France and the chop-logic of radicals like Tom Paine are the same why the Windsor Monarchy will survive the antics of self-appointed (or sometimes elected) 'reformers' of the Monarchy whose real desire is to reform it to extinction.
More than 2000 Highlanders and 300 Hanoverians
Though there were still fears of a further Jacobite rising -- justified, for Charles Edward carried on plotting -- there was also the first appreciation that his escape was by no means an unmitigated disaster, even for the Hanoverians
The single-authored books he wrote after arriving here were Aristocratic Century: The Peerage of Eighteenth-Century England (CUP 1984), and Samuel Johnson and the Politics of Hanoverian
England (OUP 1994).
He still had superior numbers to the government forces, but was badly hampered by his own military inability and by the fact that the Jacobite leaders disliked each other almost as much as they hated the Hanoverians
From 1714 to 1834, the Hanoverians
were also the rulers of the British Empire.
There are some plans to check out the battlefields of the war back in 1746 between the Hanoverians
and the Jacobites," said Mickelson, whose wife and children are with him in Scotland.
DOCUMENTARY THE STUARTS IN EXILE BBC2 Scotland, 9pm IN 1715, the Old Pretender James Francis Stuart launched one of Britain's most audacious and longest-running rebellions to reclaim his throne from the Hanoverian
King George I.