Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Battle of Culloden Hand Painted Theme Chess Set

from CheckmateChessSets

This battle chess set design records the Battle of Culloden which took place on 16 April 1746.

It was the war of finality between the French sponsored Jacobites and the Hanoverian British Government in the 1745 Jacobite Rising.

The Battle of Culloden brought the Jacobite cause to restore the House of Stuart to the throne of Britain to a decisive defeat, with Bonnie Prince Charlie not to see the throne.

The army of Charles Edward Stuart comprised Scottish Highlanders, Lowland Scots and a small number of Englishmen. The Jacobites comprised Frenchmen and Irishmen. The British Government forces comprised English, Scots, Ulstermen, Hessians and Austrians.

The meeting took place on Culloden Moor and lasted less than an hour. It was savage in its casualties with 1,500 to 2,000 Jacobites killed and about 50 Government losses.

This war was the last land battle to be fought on mainland Britain.

This decorative battle chess set is remarkable in detail - they are not just hand decorated, but fully hand painted by dedicated artisans.

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