Book review: Culloden 1746

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15 February 2019
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This is the third edition of Stuart Reid’s combination of history of the battle and also visiting the battlefield today.

Author: STUART REID

Reviewed  by: Duncan Evans 

 

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This is the third edition of Stuart Reid’s combination of history of the battle and also visiting the battlefield today. It comes in a pocket-sized format, making it easier to have to hand as you tramp across the National Trust site outside Inverness. It starts by setting the political situation as Prince Charles lands in Scotland and attempts to drum up support, includes the victory at Prestonpans and the abortive invasion of England. There are period paintings and modern photos of the locations scattered about, along with illustrations and maps. As this is a third reprinting though, some of the poor quality modern photos should have been replaced.

 

The author puts paid to plenty of nationalist myths and exposes the fallacy that the Highlands were solidly behind the Jacobites. It manages to combine both history and a modern guide to the battlefield, in a clear and entertaining fashion.

 

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• Pen & Sword

• 162 pages • Softback • £14.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer February 2019

 

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