Highland Clansman, 1689-1746

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For nearly 60 years the clans of Highland Scotland proved to be an almost constant thorn in the side of a series of British monarchs. Fiercely independent, the clans comprised an agricultural peasantry dominated by a warrior aristocracy. They held most forms of authority in contempt and did not submit to London meekly. Their first loyalty was to the exiled house of Stuart and in a series of rebellions the Highland clans rose against the ruling monarch, although some of these rebellions, like the Battle of ...
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Overview

For nearly 60 years the clans of Highland Scotland proved to be an almost constant thorn in the side of a series of British monarchs. Fiercely independent, the clans comprised an agricultural peasantry dominated by a warrior aristocracy. They held most forms of authority in contempt and did not submit to London meekly. Their first loyalty was to the exiled house of Stuart and in a series of rebellions the Highland clans rose against the ruling monarch, although some of these rebellions, like the Battle of Culloden (1745) of the Jacobite Rising, were unsuccessful. The author examines in detail the society that produced these fierce fighters and the tactics they used in battle including the feared 'Highland Charge'.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781855326606
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/28/1997
  • Series: Warrior Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2002

    The Great Clans in a Great Book

    I am Scottish and myself am in the Royal Clan of Scotland-The Stewarts. I actively attend highland games and this book is acurate and simple to understand. I have recently begun highland reanacting and this book helped me know what the vetren reanactors were talking about. Tells about the history of the tartan acurately portrays the Jacobite period with out taking the any side(which is hard to do considering that the Brits were acting sour and the Scotts were better anyway.) It is my opion that this is an essential part of a historian, Scotsman, or any decendent thereof"s household. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope you will too.

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