“His Royal Highness William Augustus Duke of Cumberland &c &c Born on the 15th of April 1721. Published according to the Act of Parliament October 22nd 1746 Sold by H Overton at the White Horse Without Newgate London”
Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, KG, KB, FRS (15 April 1721 [N.S.] – 31 October 1765) was the third and youngest son of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland and his wife, Caroline of Ansbach. He was Duke of Cumberland from 1726. He is best remembered for his role in putting down the Jacobite Rising at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which made him immensely popular throughout parts of Britain. He is often referred to by the nickname given to him by his Tory opponents: ‘Butcher’ Cumberland.
Original stained softwood frame overall dimensions: 18 ¼” by 14 ¼”
In good condition