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William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-1765), General; third son of George II
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Third son of George II. A lifelong soldier, described by Horace Walpole as 'proud and unforgiving, fond of war for its own sake'. His victory at Culloden in 1746 ended the Jacobite threat, but his severe treatment of the rebels earned him the nickname of 'Butcher of Culloden'.
etching, published 1 October 1799