New Perspectives on the Jacobite ’45

Proceedings of the Helion & Company 1745 Anniversary Conference

Seven chapters by contributors to Helion's 2021 conference on the 1745 Jacobite Rising, exploring themes and individuals from both sides of the conflict.
Date Published :
July 2023
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Editor :
Andrew Bamford, Arran Johnston
Series :
From Reason to Revolution
Illustration :
c 20 b/w ills, 6 maps
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781915113894
Pages : 140
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
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Although much has been written about the main personalities and events of the ’45 – the last and arguably the most famous of the Jacobite risings – there is much still to be written about many aspects of these few dramatic months. In October 2021, a year late thanks to Covid, Helion and Company hosted a conference in conjunction with the Battle of Prestonpans (1745) Heritage Trust in which nine speakers presented eight papers on overlooked aspects or individuals and shared new research and interpretation. These papers are now presented in book form so as to allow this research to reach a wider audience.

Contributors comprise: Jenn Scott on the demographics of the Aberdeenshire Jacobites; Albert Parker on naval support by France and Spain; Iain Macintyre with surgical and medical insights; Andrew and Lucy Bamford on the reception of the Highland Army by the people of Derby; Keith McLay on the factors that lay behind the decision to retreat to Scotland; Jonathan Oates on the controversial career of Captain Caroline Scott; Arran Johnston on the Prestonpans battlefield and the memorialisation of the rising.

About The Author

Andrew Bamford completed a PhD in Military History at the University of Leeds in 2010, and now edits the From Reason to Revolution series for Helion.

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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