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The aftermath of the battle and subsequent crackdown on Jacobitism was brutal, earning Cumberland the sobriquet ‘Butcher’.


Laws were introduced to integrate the Highlands into the ‘Kingdom of Great Britain’, and civil penalties were introduced to weaken Gaelic culture and break down the Scottish clan system. Oaths of allegiance were demanded, clan chiefs were stripped of their power, and the wearing of tartan was banned (except for uniformed officers).

Robert Louis Stevenson’s Kidnapped was set around 1752, in the aftermath of the Rising. Some of his characters, like Alan Breck Stewart, were real people.

American Lynd Ward has provided colourful illustrations to this modern publication of this adventure novel.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, [1948].