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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A vigorous, authoritative history of the last major battle fought between Scottish and English forces, resulting in the formation of the bedrock of the British Empire. The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. 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 because of the reprisals on Highland clans in the battle's aftermath. Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expands dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests. Culloden changed the course of British history--by ending all hope of the Stuarts reclaiming the throne and cementing Hanoverian rule to form 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."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Royle, Trevor
Dewey number
941.107/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA814.5
LC item number
.R69 2016b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746
  • Scotland
  • Great Britain
  • Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-1746
Label
Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British Empire, Trevor Royle
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-390) 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
Contents
The heaviest curse that can befall an unhappy people -- Like the savage race they roam for prey -- The end of a bad business -- Bruise those bad seeds spread about this country -- Learning the lessons the hard way -- Over the mountains and over the main -- The world at war : North America -- Paths of glory -- Winning the West : Canada and the Caribbean -- The world at war : India -- The world at war : Europe -- Forty years on : the end of an old song
Control code
ocn940362349
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)940362349
Label
Culloden : Scotland's last battle and the forging of the British Empire, Trevor Royle
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Little, Brown, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-390) 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
Contents
The heaviest curse that can befall an unhappy people -- Like the savage race they roam for prey -- The end of a bad business -- Bruise those bad seeds spread about this country -- Learning the lessons the hard way -- Over the mountains and over the main -- The world at war : North America -- Paths of glory -- Winning the West : Canada and the Caribbean -- The world at war : India -- The world at war : Europe -- Forty years on : the end of an old song
Control code
ocn940362349
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xiii, 409 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681772363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)940362349

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