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Culloden: 1746 (Paperback)

Battlefield Guide: Third Edition

Military History

By Stuart Reid
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781526739735
Published: 6th June 2018



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Culloden Moor is one of the most famous battles in British history and, for the Scots, the battle is pre-eminent, surpassing even Bannockburn. In this decisive and bloody encounter in 1746 the Duke of Cumberland's government army defeated the Jacobite rebels led by Prince Charles Edward Stuart.

Yet, despite the attention paid to this critical event – in particular to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite legend – few writers have concentrated on the battle itself and on the Highland battlefield on which it was fought. Stuart Reid, in this revised third edition of his best-selling guide, does just that. He tells the story of the campaign and sets out in a graphic and easily understood way the movements and deployments of the opposing forces – and he describes in vivid detail the deadly combat that followed.

Incorporating the latest documentary and archaeological research and featuring a completely new and expanded section on the armies, it invites visitors to explore for themselves this historic ground on which the tragic battle was fought.

This is an example of a well-written book that transports the reader to a place and time of importance.


Whether visiting the battlefield or just wanting to read a straightforward introduction to the battle this book is highly recommended.

Read the complete review online here.

Clash of Steel

... in-depth and accessible account of the battle itself. Described in vivid detail, Reid incorporates the latest historical and archaeological findings in such a way that it is easy to follow and even easier to get lost in the story.

Reid is well-known for his wide range of successful military books and Culloden 1746 does not disappoint. Graphic and well-written, Reid invites readers to delve into the battle itself.

Scottish Field, October 2018 - reviewed by Alma Mercado Crespo

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About Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 into a family with a tradition of service in the Army, stretching back through the Battle of Mons to Culloden and beyond. He is the author of numerous military history books, including Hungry Like Wolves which is widely regarded as the definitive study of the Battle of Culloden, and Sheriffmuir 1715, also by Frontline.

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