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Culloden Moor

Culloden Moor (kəlŏdˈən, –lōˈdən) [key], moorland, Highland, NE Scotland. There, on Apr. 16, 1746, English forces under the duke of Cumberland defeated the Highlanders under Prince Charles Edward Stuart, thus ending the Jacobite uprising of 1745 (see Jacobites).

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