Scottish Arms and Armour

Scottish Arms and Armour

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The weapons and armour of the Scottish warrior include some of history���s most famous and recognisable arms. From the mighty claymore two-handed sword to the diminutive sghian dubh, these instruments of warfare have given the military history of Scotland a distinctive flavour. Carried by men such as William Wallace, Robert the Bruce, and Bonnie Prince Charlie and used on the battlefields of Stirling Bridge, Bannockburn, Flodden and Culloden, they have become symbols of Scottish heritage and national identity.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 194 x 254 x 12mm | 421.84g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0747806985
  • 9780747806981
  • 677,293

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"This book works well both for the expert and the Gaelic enthusiast -- an excellent title from Shire." --Military Illustrated"Historian Fergus Cannan is not only an expert on the subject of Scottish weapons and other military subjects, he is a descendant of Highland warriors who more than likely used many of the weapons described in his new book. His account traces the Scottish arms from their humble beginnings in 2200 BC, with axe heads made from stone, to the early 20th century, when ceremonial swords and knives were still worn by Scottish regiments... In battles such as Bannockburn, Flodden, and Stirling Bridge, heroic Scots fought for their freedom using the very weapons that Cannan describes in this book." --Military Heritage Magazine (June 2010)"Excellent." --Greenock Telegraph"A most impressive aspect of this book is the numerous color and black and white photos from various museums and private collections. They combine with historical art to provide a comprehensive chronicle of Scottish warfare. Crisp and clear, the photos really bring the book to life and are well paired with corresponding text....Overall this is an excellent book with high-end photos and plenty of historical references to make even a history teacher sit up and take notice. Reasonably priced, this is definitely a recommended choice for an evening read." --Charles Ives, Toy Soldier & Model Figure Featured in the December 2009 Foreword Footnotes "This book works well both for the expert and the Gaelic enthusiast an excellent title from Shire" Military Illustrated"Excellent." Greenock Telegraph"Historian Fergus Cannan is not only an expert on the subject of Scottish weapons and other military subjects, he is a descendant of Highland warriors who more than likely used many of the weapons described in his new book. His account traces the Scottish arms from their humble beginnings in 2200 BC, with axe heads made from stone, to the early 20th century, when ceremonial swords and knives were still worn by Scottish regiments... In battles such as Bannockburn, Flodden, and Stirling Bridge, heroic Scots fought for their freedom using the very weapons that Cannan describes in this book." -Military Heritage Magazine (June 2010) "A most impressive aspect of this book is the numerous color and black and white photos from various museums and private collections. They combine with historical art to provide a comprehensive chronicle of Scottish warfare. Crisp and clear, the photos really bring the book to life and are well paired with corresponding text....Overall this is an excellent book with high-end photos and plenty of historical references to make even a history teacher sit up and take notice. Reasonably priced, this is definitely a recommended choice for an evening read." -Charles Ives, Toy Soldier& Model Figure" This book works well both for the expert and the Gaelic enthusiast -- an excellent title from Shire. "Military Illustrated" Historian Fergus Cannan is not only an expert on the subject of Scottish weapons and other military subjects, he is a descendant of Highland warriors who more than likely used many of the weapons described in his new book. His account traces the Scottish arms from their humble beginnings in 2200 BC, with axe heads made from stone, to the early 20th century, when ceremonial swords and knives were still worn by Scottish regiments... In battles such as Bannockburn, Flodden, and Stirling Bridge, heroic Scots fought for their freedom using the very weapons that Cannan describes in this book. "Military Heritage Magazine (June 2010)" Excellent. "Greenock Telegraph" A most impressive aspect of this book is the numerous color and black and white photos from various museums and private collections. They combine with historical art to provide a comprehensive chronicle of Scottish warfare. Crisp and clear, the photos really bring the book to life and are well paired with corresponding text....Overall this is an excellent book with high-end photos and plenty of historical references to make even a history teacher sit up and take notice. Reasonably priced, this is definitely a recommended choice for an evening read. "Charles Ives, Toy Soldier & Model Figure"" Featured in the December 2009 "Foreword" Footnotes "This book works well both for the expert and the Gaelic enthusiast an excellent title from Shire" "Military Illustrated""Excellent." "Greenock Telegraph""Historian Fergus Cannan is not only an expert on the subject of Scottish weapons and other military subjects, he is a descendant of Highland warriors who more than likely used many of the weapons described in his new book. His account traces the Scottish arms from their humble beginnings in 2200 BC, with axe heads made from stone, to the early 20th century, when ceremonial swords and knives were still worn by Scottish regiments... In battles such as Bannockburn, Flodden, and Stirling Bridge, heroic Scots fought for their freedom using the very weapons that Cannan describes in this book." -"Military Heritage Magazine" (June 2010) "A most impressive aspect of this book is the numerous color and black and white photos from various museums and private collections. They combine with historical art to provide a comprehensive chronicle of Scottish warfare. Crisp and clear, the photos really bring the book to life and are well paired with corresponding text....Overall this is an excellent book with high-end photos and plenty of historical references to make even a history teacher sit up and take notice. Reasonably priced, this is definitely a recommended choice for an evening read." -Charles Ives, "Toy Soldier& Model Figure""
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About Fergus Cannan

Fergus Cannan is a medievalist at the Victoria and Albert Museum. He has published on subjects including arms and armor, funerary monuments and Northern European sculpture.
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