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Osprey Trade Editions : The Jacobite Rebellions

Between the first Jacobite rising in 1689 and the final collapse of the cause in 1746, the hopes of the House of Stuart were centred chiefly on Scotland, the country from which it had sprung. It would be quite wrong to regard the Jacobite rebellions as a contest between England and Scotland. In the 17th and 18th centuries the Lowland Scots shared many of the feelings of the English, and had cause to hate and fear their fellow countrymen in the Highlands. Indeed some of the most brutal treatment inflicted on rebellious Highlanders after the '45 was the work of Lowland Scots. Although there were noblemen in the Scottish borders and south-west, as well as the lowlands of the north and north-east, who came out in the '15 and the '45, they were the exceptions rather than the rule. Thus it was upon the Highland clans that the Jacobites relied for their most reliable manpower. But even these were by no means unanimous in their support for the Stuart cause. Michael Barthorp details the events of the Jacobite rebellions, and the organisation and uniforms of the forces of both sides. Numerous illustrations accompany the text, including eight full page colour plates by Gerry Embleton.

 

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