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Jacobites. The 1745 Rebellion

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Lord George MurrayFact Book: Lord George Murray

Born 1694. Died 1760.


Lord George was a very important person in the 1745 Jacobite rising. He was in charge of Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite army.

  • He was seen as a good leader and he won many battles before the Jacobites were beaten at Culloden
  • He was a very proud man and not very easy to get along with
  • Bonnie Prince Charlie didn't like him that much but he knew that he needed him
  • Lord George had fought in a Jacobite rising before. In 1715 he had tried to help Charlie's father, James Francis get the crown back. That rising failed as well
  • Lord George helped make one of the biggest decisions of the 1745 rising. He talked Charlie into going back to Scotland rather than attacking London
  • After the failure of the rising, Murray escaped to France and later died in Holland aged 66.


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