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Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle
     

Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle

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by Tony Pollard
 

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In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet

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In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet our perception of this critical episode tends to be confused by mistaken, sometimes partisan views of the events on the battlefield. So, what really happened at Culloden? In this fascinating and original book, a team of leading historians and archaeologists reconsiders every aspect of the battle. They examine the latest historical and archaeological evidence, question every assumption, and rewrite the story of the campaign in vivid detail. This is the first time that such a distinguished team of experts has focused on a single British battle. The result is a seminal study of the subject, and it is a landmark publication of battlefield archaeology.

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FGS Forum
“…a fine example of what modern analysis and research can do to bring new perspectives to a battle that already has much written about it.,,,,an excellent, up to date analysis of the Battle of Culloden and its context. It deserves wide readership as an excellent example of how to analyze and create a comprehensive picture of any battle.”
FGS Forum, Fall 2011

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781597965
Publisher:
Pen and Sword
Publication date:
09/19/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
674,145
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Stuart Reid is a prolific and well-known writer on a wide range of military subjects, and he is an expert on the military history of Scotland. His pioneering study Like Hungry Wolves (1994) remains unchallenged as the best narrative account of Culloden.

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