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MEN-AT-ARMS: CUMBERLAND'S CULLODEN ARMY 1745-46
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MEN-AT-ARMS: CUMBERLAND'S CULLODEN ARMY 1745-46

Author: Stuart Reid & Illus. Gerry Embleton
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Oct 2012
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 1-84908-846-2

Synopsis
Depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland's men, this exhaustively researched study offers detail of regimental strengths & casualties & a chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden. Full-color illus, 48 pgs.

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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.

Youngest son of Britain's Hanoverian king George II, the victorious general was lauded by his supporters while being reviled by his opponents as 'Butcher' Cumberland. His polyglot army, the subject of this book, included English regular Line infantry, cavalry, artillery, marines, and Scottish infantry (more Scots served on King George's side than followed 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'); English and Scottish 'provincial' infantry and cavalry regiments; and Hanoverian, Hessian, Dutch and Swiss infantry, cavalry and artillery.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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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