Culloden: 1746

Battlefield Guide: Third Edition

Stuart Reid

Culloden Moor is one of the most famous battles in British history. In this decisive and bloody encounter in 1746 the Duke of Cumberland's government army defeated the Jacobite rebels led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart. Yet, despite the attention paid to this critical event, few writers have concentrated on the battle itself and on the Highland ba
Date Published :
August 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Battleground Scotland
Illustration :
100 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526739735
Pages : 240
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
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$25.95

Overview
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Culloden Moor is one of the most famous battles in British history and, for the Scots, the battle is pre-eminent, surpassing even Bannockburn. In this decisive and bloody encounter in 1746 the Duke of Cumberland's government army defeated the Jacobite rebels led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Yet, despite the attention paid to this critical event – in particular to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite legend – few writers have concentrated on the battle itself and on the Highland battlefield on which it was fought. Stuart Reid, in this revised third edition of his best-selling guide, does just that. He tells the story of the campaign and sets out in a graphic and easily understood way the movements and deployments of the opposing forces – and he describes in vivid detail the deadly combat that followed.

Incorporating the latest documentary and archaeological research and featuring a completely new and expanded section on the armies, it invites visitors to explore for themselves this historic ground on which the tragic battle was fought.

About The Author
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Stuart Reid is a prolific and well-known writer on a wide range of military subjects, and he is an expert on the military history of Scotland. His pioneering study Like Hungry Wolves remains unchallenged as the best narrative account of Culloden. His other books include: The Campaigns of Montrose, All the King's Armies: A Military History of The English Civil War, Wolfe: The Life and Career of General James Wolfe, Wellington's Highland Warriors: From the Black Watch Mutiny to the Battle of Waterloo and The Battle of Plassey 1757: The Victory That Won an Empire.

REVIEWS
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This book is short at only 150 or so pages. However, it is one of the if not the best one on the battle itself. The book is filled with pictures. These are of the area as it is today along with many illustrations from the time. It is also full of maps...The book does a great job of showing the reader the real history. It goes into the fact that the MacDonald's did charge, unlike some earlier books that follow the earlier accounts. As a bonus it is also a battlefield guide for those lucky enough to be able to travel to the area.

- Robert Peterson, A Wargamers Needful Things

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