Description - Culloden by John Sadler
This is a book about a battle, about the events that took place amidst the showers of sleet on that grim day Wednesday 16 April 1746, the last pitched battle to be fought on British soil, as 5,400 men of the Scottish Highland army fought 8,000 British army regulars. Not only did it mark the final ruin of the Jacobite cause that had erupted sporadically since the ousting of James II of England and VII of Scotland in 1689, it also witnessed the bitter death knell of the Highland clans.The book tells the story of the people who fought there, how they came to stand as they did on that snowy heath, what motivated them and who led them there. It is also an account of what happened on the day, a minute-by-minute chronicle of Britain's last battle and one of her bloodiest, relying on the writer's intimate knowledge of the field itself, of the armies, the commanders and the logistics that placed them there. The account draws heavily on contemporary source material, some of which has not received a full airing in the past.This is the most up-to-date narrative history of this famous Scottish battle. Paperback publication timed to co-inside with the opening of the GBP 7.8 million pound visitor centre in September 2008.
It has full-page feature in "The Scottish Daily Mail" in the week of publication. It presents major reviews in the Scottish national daily and Sunday newspapers to include "The Sunday Post", "The Scotsman", "Scotland on Sunday" and "The Herald".
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(198mm x 124mm x 10mm)
Tempus Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
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Author Biography - John Sadler
John Sadler has had a lifelong interest in Scottish military history. He now combines writing with lecturing in History at Newcastle University and working as a battlefield tour guide, living history interpreter, and heritage consultant. He is a keen re-enactor and a long time member of the Sealed Knot Society. His other books include Scottish Battles, Clan Donald's Greatest Defeat: The Battle of Harlaw 1411 and Border Fury: The Three Hundred Years War 1296-1503. He is currently writing a new history of the massacre of Glencoe, forthcoming from Tempus. He lives in mid-Northumberland.