'Ready to Bleed'

The Armies of the Scottish Covenant 1639-47

Arran Johnston

This book charts the fortunes of the armies raised by the Scottish Covenanters as they fight across Scotland, Ireland and England in defence of their cause and in defiance of their king. From the Bishops Wars to the surrender of Charles I, Ready to Bleed explains the motivations, leadership, and appearance of the Scottish forces as they campaigned
Date Published :
July 2020
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Series :
Century of the Soldier
Illustration :
c 50 color & b/w ills
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781912866595
Pages : 184
Dimensions : 9.75 X 7 inches
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Overview
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This book charts the fortunes of the armies raised by the Scottish Covenanters as they fight across Scotland, Ireland and England in defence of their cause and in defiance of their king. From the Bishops Wars to the surrender of Charles I, Ready to Bleed explains the motivations, leadership, and appearance of the Scottish forces as they campaigned across three theatres. As well as narrating their progress through battle, siege, and skirmish, the author explores the elements which made the Scots armies so effective at its peak, and the changing factors which affected its ability to sustain its early successes.

Presenting the civil wars from a Scottish perspective and setting that country’s military endeavours into the contexts of both the domestic and wider political situation, this is a highly accessible volume combining both detail and pace.

About The Author
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Dr Arran Paul Johnston was born and raised in Derbyshire, where he first discovered the interest in the Jacobite Risings which would later lead him to Scotland. Arran graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MA(hons) in Latin and Ancient History, and achieved his doctorate on the Scottish diaspora at the University of the West of Scotland. Arran is the founder and director of the Scottish Battlefields Trust, campaigning for greater understanding and protection for Scotland’s battlefield heritage. He lives with his wife and two children in Dunbar, where he is leading new interpretation and engagement initiatives raising the profile of the 1650 battlefield.

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