Apology sought for 'war crimes' in Culloden's aftermath

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A state apology is being sought for the actions of Hanoverian forces following the Battle of Culloden in April 1746.

Members of A Circle of Gentlemen plan to march from Derby to London to deliver a petition to 10 Downing Street backing their call.

The group has its roots in a secret society which remained loyal to Bonnie Prince Charlie after Culloden.

Following the battle, Jacobite supporters were executed and imprisoned and homes in the Highlands were burned.

The actions resulted in the Duke of Cumberland, who led Hanoverian troops at Culloden, being nicknamed the Butcher.

A campaign was launched in the months following Culloden to suppress further risings, but it was marked by hangings, executions by firing squad and the burning of property.

The 265th anniversary of the battle will take place on 16 April....

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