Culloden marked the end of clan culture and was the harbinger of the Highland Clearances. It ensured the inevitability of the American Revolution and increased the outpouring of Scots across the globe. It is the only battle that British Army regiments are not permitted to include in their battle honors; the only battle that Bonnie Prince Charlie ever lost; and the only battle that the Duke of Cumberland ever won. Culloden is a battlefield, a graveyard, and an iconic site that draws people from all parts of the world. They bring with them their stories and their father's father's stories—stories of civil war, of love, and even of the supernatural. They are peopled by the second-sighted, by clan chiefs and by others who have kept family secrets for centuries. The battlefield is resonant with past deeds and emotive memories. These tales are offered as a unique record to the power of the place.
|Publisher:||Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Hugh Allison is employed by the National Trust for Scotland.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I was lucky enough to meet the author in Scotland. I bought the book because of that, and because of the subject matter, having just visited Culloden Battlefield. Reading the book was a heartwarming experience. Not only is Hugh Allison a historian, he actually works at the Culloden Visitor's Center and hears stories from visitors from all over the world. He's been able to bring those stories together, mix it with a history of the geography of the area, as well as Scottish history, and binds it into a very interesting, very readable book. The format is easy to read, while being very informative. I've never read a book about the battle that was so human, and made you feel like you could actually see what was happening and get a glimpse of what the Highlanders were thinking and feeling. Wonderful book. Can't say enough about it. Highly recommended.
Liked the history of the land and details of the clans in battle. Personable author and well written. I wish there had been an updated edition since the new visitor center opened, wanting to know if indeed anything was found below the former center.