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Battle Name : Clifton

Date(s) : 18 December 1745

Part of : Jacobite Rebellions ,

Outcome : A victory for Jacobite Army [Rearguard] over Hanoverian Army

Type of battle : Land


Clifton was no more than a large skirmish in which the Duke of Cumberland hoped to delay the Jacobite retreat into Scotland. The reinforced rearguard, some of Charle's best troops, outnumbered their attackers by five to three. The Hanoverians were defeated and the important effect was to halt Cumberland's pursuit of the Prince.


The village of Clifton is about six miles south of the town of Penrith. (England)