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Ref: 5256

Jacobite interest, Duke of Cumberland, Carlisle Recaptured 1745, gilt-bronze medal

 

 

Obv: uniformed bust of William, Duke of Cumberland, right, WILL:DUKE.CUMB:BRITISH.HERO around, BORN.15.APR:1721 below

 

Rev: Cumberland as a classical warrior forces a hydra to flee, Carlisle in the background, FOR MY FATHER AND COUNTRY above, CARLISLE REDUCED AND REBELS FLEW DEC 1745 in exergue

 

 

References: MI ii 605/261; E - ; Woolf 52.3

 

Condition: Very fine; Diameter: 37mm

 

 

Notes: The Siege of Carlisle took place after Charles Edward Stuart retreated north back into Scotland from Derby. He left a small force of 400 men to garrison Carlisle consisting mainly of members of the English Jacobite regiment called the Manchester Regiment. The Jacobite garrison left to hold Carlisle surrendered to overwhelming government forces under the Duke of Cumberland. The prisoners were held in a dungeon in Carlisle Castle without food, water or sanitation facilities until they were brought out for execution. The so-called "licking-stones", where desperate prisoners licked the walls to obtain some moisture, are still there. The executions were staggered, with some of the officers sent to London to be hung, drawn and quartered for high treason. Gruesome times. This is in stark contrast to how the English defenders were treated by the Jacobites when they captured Carlisle and Carlisle Castle in November 1745.

 

 

 

Price 120

Jacobite interest, Duke of Cumberland, Carlisle Recaptured 1745, gilt-bronze medal

Jacobite interest, Duke of Cumberland, Carlisle Recaptured 1745, gilt-bronze medal

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