The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle

Date Published :
March 2012
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Tony Pollard
Illustration :
30 color and b/w illustrations
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781848846876
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Out of stock
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In battle at Culloden Moor on 16 April 1746 the Jacobite cause was dealt a mortal blow. The power of the Highland clans was broken. And the image of sword-wielding Highlanders charging into a hail of lead delivered by the red-coated battalions of the Hanoverian army has passed into legend. The battle was decisive - it was a turning point in British history. And yet our perception of this critical episode tends to be confused by mistaken, sometimes partisan views of the events on the battlefield. So, what really happened at Culloden? In this fascinating and original book, a team of leading historians and archaeologists reconsiders every aspect of the battle. They examine the latest historical and archaeological evidence, question every assumption, and rewrite the story of the campaign in vivid detail. This is the first time that such a distinguished team of experts has focused on a single British battle. The result is a seminal study of the subject, and it is a landmark publication of battlefield archaeology.


“…a fine example of what modern analysis and research can do to bring new perspectives to a battle that already has much written about it.,,,,an excellent, up to date analysis of the Battle of Culloden and its context. It deserves wide readership as an excellent example of how to analyze and create a comprehensive picture of any battle.”


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