Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of


Cumberland, William Augustus, Duke of
(1721-1765)
   Second son of George II. Commanded British armies in Flanders and Hanover.
   Index: Hd Interested in raising Swiss and German regiment in America, 9.

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