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Cumberland's Culloden Army, 1745-46

Cumberland's Culloden Army, 1745-46

Paperback Men-At-Arms (Osprey)

By (author) Stuart Reid, Illustrated by Gerry Embleton

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  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 48 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 241mm x 8mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 23 October 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Osprey
  • ISBN 10: 1849088462
  • ISBN 13: 9781849088466
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 331,724

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In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed into England, getting as far south as Derby before withdrawing into Scotland. Far from universally popular north of the border, the Jacobite army bested another Hanoverian army at Falkirk and besieged Stirling, only to be routed by the duke of Cumberland's army at Culloden in April 1746, a crushing defeat that ended any prospect of a Stuart restoration. Featuring full-colour artwork depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland's men, this exhaustively researched study offers a wealth of detail of regimental strengths and casualties and includes an extended chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden.

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Author information

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).

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"Packs in color artwork by illustrator Gerry Embleton as it covers the history and strategies of a 1700s army lead by one Duke of Cumberland, who assembled an army to defeat a Jacobite rebellion that threatened to restore the Stuarts to rule. Details include not just uniforms but a full chronology of military events and encounters, along with analysis that includes specific units' actions and battles through the campaign that ended at Culloden. Military history holdings specializing in U.K. early history will find this a fine addition." - "The Midwest Book Review "(April 2013)