Overview

One of the most celebrated moments in Scottish history, the Jacobite Rising of 1745 is often romanticized. Drawing on the work of historians and a wide range of contemporary sources, Culloden expert Stuart Reid strips away the myths surrounding the events of the campaign, revealing some of the lesser known and fascinating truths about the Rising. Illustrated with contemporary sketches and meticulous full-colour reconstructions of dress and equipment, the raising of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army is examined ...

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The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46

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Overview

One of the most celebrated moments in Scottish history, the Jacobite Rising of 1745 is often romanticized. Drawing on the work of historians and a wide range of contemporary sources, Culloden expert Stuart Reid strips away the myths surrounding the events of the campaign, revealing some of the lesser known and fascinating truths about the Rising. Illustrated with contemporary sketches and meticulous full-colour reconstructions of dress and equipment, the raising of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army is examined in detail - from its organization in regiments and their command system, to its weapons, tactical strengths and weaknesses.

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"[Stuart Reid uses] the work of historians and modern sources references to change the myths and reveal the underlying truths about the event... [One of several] outstanding coverages in-depth military holdings will welcome." -The Bookwatch

"I found this to be a very interesting book and one of a subject I'd not considered before. I'm sure you will find it just as fascinating." -Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780967486
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 1,269,176
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with one son. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. The author lives in Newcastle, UK.
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