The Resource Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire, Trevor Royle

Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire, Trevor Royle

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Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire
Title
Culloden
Title remainder
Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Royle
Title variation
Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Battle of Culloden has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne and the English Royal Army. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English, the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a French invasion. In Trevor Royle's vivid and evocative narrative, we are drawn into the ranks, on both sides, alongside doomed Jacobites fighting fellow Scots dressed in the red coats of the Duke of Cumberland's Royal Army. And we meet the Duke himself, a skilled warrior who would gain notoriety due to the reprisals on Highland clans in the battle's aftermath. Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the men of the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expand dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests; we see the revolutionary use of fighting techniques first implemented at Culloden; and the creation of professional fighting forces. Culloden changed the course of British history by ending all hope of the Stuarts reclaiming the throne, cementing Hanoverian rule and forming the bedrock for the creation of the British Empire. Royle's lively and provocative history looks afresh at the period and unveils its true significance, not only as the end of a struggle for the throne but the beginning of a new global power
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Royle, Trevor
Dewey number
941.107
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746
  • Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746
  • Scotland
  • England
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire, Trevor Royle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781408704011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 232120
  • (HPL)vtls005563901
  • 356322
Label
Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British empire, Trevor Royle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
409 pages
Isbn
9781408704011
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 232120
  • (HPL)vtls005563901
  • 356322

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