By D. Zimmermann
The argument offered during this publication arose from an extension to the query even if the suppression of the Jacobite emerging of 1745-46, as represented via a long-standing historiographical consensus, spelled the top of Jacobite hopes, and British fears, of one other recovery test. The vital end of this e-book is that the Jacobite flow endured as a practicable risk to the British kingdom, and used to be perceived as such by way of its competitors to 1759.
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121 Further hampering the full-fledged suppression of Jacobitism, was the lacklustre leadership of the Earl of Albemarle. 124 Hopes of an impending French invasion spread through Lochaber, and the spies on the government payroll reported little else.
96 Albemarle was given little time to relish his misplaced optimism. 98 A memorial addressed to Major-General Campbell by the Argyllshire gentry explained the true state of the troubles better than the British army was prepared to admit: Tho’ we Consider the rebellion as Extinguish’d and the Actors greatly distress’d . . yet we cannot allow ourselves to believe, that peace & Tranquility can for Sometime be restored perfectly . . Several of the rebell Chiefs & Commanders lurking in the Hills, They will be forming new Schemes, & Intrigues, and their followers will Continue in Arms, & Resort to them, these Circumstances must disturb & give uneasiness to His Majestys Loyal Subjects.
Furthermore, the Jacobite force was on the verge of starvation because of the incompetent handling of victualling-logistics. In short, they were ripe for the plucking. 9 There they could hold the enemy at bay until reinforcements arrived on the next day. Charles refused to countenance any of these alternatives. Frank McLynn has argued that the Jacobite defeat at Culloden was by no means inevitable; in fact, he has recently suggested that the British army could have been defeated on the day after the actual battle was fought, if Charles had followed Lord George’s third piece of advice.