The Jacobite rebellion produced strong feelings among its opponents, stoked by fear of the French and of Catholicism in general and by the view that it represented a genuine threat to the Hanoverian regime. The Duke of Cumberland’s victory at Culloden and his brutal reprisals against the Jacobites generated deep hatred among supporters of the rebellion. Clandestine allegiance to the lost cause of Jacobitism did not take long to resurface after the events of 1746 and later became tinged with a nostalgic romanticism that continued into the 1800s and beyond.
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