The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46
64 page book.
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About this book
One of the most celebrated moments in Scottish history, the Jacobite Rising of 1745 is often romanticized. Drawing on the work of historians and a wide range of contemporary sources, Culloden expert Stuart Reid strips away the myths surrounding the events of the campaign, revealing some of the lesser known and fascinating truths about the Rising. Illustrated with contemporary sketches and meticulous full-colour reconstructions of dress and equipment, the raising of Prince Charles Edward Stuart's army is examined in detail - from its organization in regiments and their command system, to its weapons, tactical strengths and weaknesses.
- Historical background
- The context - development of Scottish military institutions
- Recruitment, 1745: genuine volunteers - conscripts: Highland clan system - Lowland recruitment - mercenaries - 'turned' prisoners of war
- Organization - integration of semi-feudal groups into larger units
- The French contingent
- Weapons, other equipment, and fighting tactics
- The aftermath - prisoner recruitment into British Army
- The Plates (clothing and uniforms)
Paperback; October 2006; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781846030734