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The Jacobite Wars

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The Jacobite Wars is a detailed exploration of the Jacobite military campaigns of 1715 and 1745, set against the background of Scottish political, religious and constitutional history.The author has written a clear and demythologised account of the military campaigns waged by the Jacobites against the Hanoverian monarchs. He draws on the work of recent historians who have come to emphasise the political significance of the rebellions (which had been dismissed by earlier historians), showing the danger faced by ...
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Overview


The Jacobite Wars is a detailed exploration of the Jacobite military campaigns of 1715 and 1745, set against the background of Scottish political, religious and constitutional history.The author has written a clear and demythologised account of the military campaigns waged by the Jacobites against the Hanoverian monarchs. He draws on the work of recent historians who have come to emphasise the political significance of the rebellions (which had been dismissed by earlier historians), showing the danger faced by the Hanoverian regime during those years of political and religious turbulence.The Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 occurred within the context of the 1707 Act of Union, acquiring the trappings of a national crusade to restore Scotland's independence. James Edward Stuart promised consistently to break the Union between Scotland and England if he became King. The rebellions also had great religious significance: the Jacobite cause was committed to restoring a Catholic dynasty to the thro
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781902930299
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2002
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

John L. Roberts was senior lecturer in geology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne until his retirement in 1986.

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Table of Contents

The Author
Preface
1 Origins of the Jacobite Movement 1
2 Outbreak of the 1715 Rebellion 15
3 March South to Preston 26
4 Battle of Sheriffmuir 38
5 End of the 1715 Rebellion 48
6 Jacobitism in Eclipse 59
7 Charles Edward Stuart Arrives in Scotland 73
8 March South to Edinburgh 83
9 'Masters of Scotland' 94
10 Nemesis at Derby 111
11 Retreat to Scotland 127
12 The Highland Campaign 142
13 Confrontation Approaches 155
14 Battle of Culloden 168
15 Aftermath of Culloden 181
16 Escape of the Prince 198
Select Bibliography 214
Index 217
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