Highland Clansman 1689–1746

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Highland Clansman 1689–1746

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For nearly 60 years the clans of Highland Scotland proved to be an almost constant thorn in the side of a series of British monarchs. Fiercely independent, the clans comprised an agricultural peasantry dominated by a warrior aristocracy. They held most forms of authority in contempt and did not submit to London meekly. Their first loyalty was to the exiled house of Stuart and in a series of rebellions the Highland clans rose against the ruling monarch, although some of these rebellions, like the Battle of Culloden (1745) of the Jacobite Rising, were unsuccessful. The author examines in detail the society that produced these fierce fighters and the tactics they used in battle including the feared 'Highland Charge'.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · The Highland Clans · Organisation · Clothing · Equipment · Weapons and Tactics · The Highland Charge · Killiecrankie · Prestonpans · Culloden · Places of Interest

Product details

Published Sep 15 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855326606
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 21
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is ma…


Angus McBride


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