by Trevor Royle


by Trevor Royle



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The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. The battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a French invasion. In Trevor Royle's vivid and evocative narrative, we are drawn into the ranks on both sides. Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the men of the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expand dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests. We see the revolutionary use of fighting techniques first implemented at Culloden, and we see the creation of professional fighting forces. Royle's lively and provocative history looks afresh at the period and unveils its true significance, not only as the end of a struggle for the throne but the beginning of a new global power.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681772813
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 11/08/2016
Format: eBook
Pages: 432
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Trevor Royle is a well-known writer and broadcaster specializing in military history. His previous books include Crimea, The Civil War: The War of the Three Kingdoms, and The Wars of the Roses. He is a script writer for the BBC and a columnist for the Edinburgh Sunday Herald, writing on international affairs and defense-related topics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements vii

Prologue 1

1 The heaviest Curse that can befall an unhappy People 7

2 Like the savage race they roam for prey 39

3 The end of a bad business 67

4 Bruise those Bad Seeds spread about this country 95

5 Learning the lessons the hard way 125

6 Over the Mountains and Over the Main 155

7 The World at War: North America 185

8 Paths of Glory 215

9 Winning the West: Canada and the Caribbean 245

10 The World at War: India 273

11 The World at War: Europe 303

12 Forty Years On: The End of an Old Song 331

Notes 361

Bibliography 381

Index 391

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