Saturday, 16 April 2011

The Battle of Culloden - on this day in Scottish Military History - 1746

Over the past few weeks I have been covering the smaller and less well known incidents in the Jacobite Rebellion.

Well today's 'On this Day' is about the most well known day of the lot so there isn't really much I can say that hasn't be said a thousand times before.

Instead I'll list some recent and fairly books that will give you the full picture of the Battle of Culloden. Most also give you some background to the campaign that preceded it. Most of them have been written or co-written by Stuart Reid who seems to have cornered the market in books about the Jacobites.

Expert though he is he is not above making mistakes and in a couple of his books has placed the Battle of Littlferry aka Golspie south of Loch Fleet at Embo.

Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle
Edited by Tony Pollard
Published: 2009
ISBN: 1848840209

Culloden Tales: Stories from Scotland's Most Famous Battlefield
Author: Hugh G. Allison
Published: 2007
ISBN: 9781845962395

Culloden and the '45 (Battles & Campaigns)
Author: Jeremy Black
Published: 2010
ISBN: 978-0752456362

1745: A Military History of the Last Jacobite Rising
Author: Stuart Reid
Published: 2000
ISBN: 978-1862271302

Cumberland's Army: The British Army at Culloden
Author: Stuart Reid
ISBN: 978-1858185293

Culloden Moor 1746: The death of the Jacobite cause (Osprey Campaign 106)
Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
Published: August 2002
ISBN: 9781841764122

Stuart Reid has also written the following illustrated books which shows the dress, arms and equipment of the Jacobites and loyal highlanders.

King George's Army 1740–93 (2) (Osprey Men-at-Arms 289)
Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Paul Chappell
Published: November 1995
ISBN: 9781855325647

The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745–46 (Osprey Elite 149)

Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Gary Zaboly
Published: October 2006
ISBN: 9781846030734

Highland Clansman 1689–1746 (Osprey Warrior 21)
Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Angus McBride
Published: September 1997
ISBN: 9781855326606

Highlander: Fearless Celtic Warrior (Military Illustrated Classic Soldiers)
Author: Stuart Reid
Illustrator: Angus McBride
Published: 1990
ISBN: 1903040035

Another illustrated book on all the Jacobite rebellions is this Osprey book:

The Jacobite Rebellions 1689–1745 (Men-at-Arms 118)
Author: Michael Barthorp
Illustrator: Gerry Embleton
Published: January 1982
ISBN: 9780850454321

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