Just an hour after the firing had started,
there were 1,500 Jacobite Highlanders lying slaughtered.
Only 50 of the Hanoverians had perished.
It was perhaps better to be one of those felled by Hanoverian guns.
It spared you the sight of British soldiers coming at you,
while you lay wounded,to finish you off with their newfangled bayonets.
As one Hanoverian officer noted:
Our men, killing the enemy, dabbling their feet in blood and splashing it about one another,
我们的士兵 勇猛杀敌 在血流成河的战场上 英勇无畏 浴血奋战
look like so many butchers rather than Christian soldiers.
Charles Edward survived the battle and gave the order:Every man for himself.
查理斯·爱德华幸存下来 他下令 大家各自逃命去吧
He went on the run until it was safe to be shipped back to France.
In England, the victory was riotously celebrated.
Effigies of Bonnie Prince Charlie were burned at the stake.
Many Scots, too,were pleased to see the end of the Jacobite threat,
delighted the prince had gone.
But in the heartland of his support, north-west Scotland,
Charles Edward left behind a population prostrate
before the avenging army of the Duke of Cumberland,
determined to break the Jacobite clans for ever.