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Lord George Murray
(c. 1700-1760)

Jacobite commander

A brilliant general who was the key to the Jacobites’ stunning successes in the 1745 rising: he supervised the winning of battles, the avoidance of engagements and the superb tactical retreat to Scotland. But Murray disagreed with Charles’ decision to march to Inverness, and to fight at Culloden; however, he still took part, resigning his post only the day after. Forced into exile, he was rewarded by the prince’s father in Rome, but his unhealed breach with Charles remained.