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Culloden

Great Battles

Murray Pittock

28 July 2022

ISBN: 9780199664085

224 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Great Battles

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The story of Culloden, one of the most important battles in Scottish history - how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean.

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The story of Culloden, one of the most important battles in Scottish history - how it was fought, how it has been remembered, and what it has come to mean.

  • The Great Battles Series. The story of the world's most important battles - how they were fought, how they have been commemorated, and the long historical shadows that they have cast
  • Culloden - one of the most significant battles in British history and the last pitched battle on British soil between regular armies
  • How and why it was fought - and its significance in the wider history of Great Britain, the Anglo-Scottish relationship, and the wider world
  • The story of how Culloden has been remembered in the centuries since it was fought - and the compelling but often misleading myths that have come to surround it

About the Author(s)

Murray Pittock, Bradley Professor, University of Glasgow

Professor Murray Pittock is Bradley Professor and Pro Vice-Principal at the University of Glasgow, and one of the leading scholars of Jacobitism and Romanticism globally. His books include The Myth of the Jacobite Clans, Material Culture and Sedition, Poetry and Jacobite Politics, Jacobitism, Inventing and Resisting Britain, The Invention of Scotland, and many others. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the Royal Historical Society and has won or been nominated or shortlisted for fifteen literary prizes internationally.

Table of Contents

    1:Introduction
    2:Conflicts and Armies: The Rising of 1745
    3:Culloden Moor
    4:Aftermath and Occupation
    5:The Battle that Made Britain ? Historiography and Evidence in the case of Culloden
    6:Culloden in British Memory: Objects, Artifacts and Representations of the Conflict

Reviews

"Unlike too much writing on places of memory, this is fresh, concise, free from jargon and well informed about realities." - Jeremy Black, Books of the Year 2016, History Today

"deep and thoughtful study" - Michael Russell, MSP, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland's Place in Europe, Books of the Year 2016, Herald

"an admirably balanced volume on Culloden which should be required reading for non-Scottish MPs" - Keith Simpson, Iain Dale's blog

"a fascinating read" - Battlefield Trust

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