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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. It is often wrongly assumed that the Jacobite rebellions were a contest between England and Scotland. In fact many Lowland Scots share the feelings of the English, and had cause to hate and fear their fellow countrymen inBetween 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. It is often wrongly assumed that the Jacobite rebellions were a contest between England and Scotland. In fact many Lowland Scots share the feelings of the English, and had cause to hate and fear their fellow countrymen in the Highlands. Thus it was to the Highland clans that the Jacobites looked to for their most reliable manpower. In this book Michael Barthorp details the events of the Jacobite rebellions, and the organisation and uniforms of the forces of both sides....

Title : The Jacobite Rebellions 1689–1745
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ISBN : 9780850454321
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 48 Pages
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The Jacobite Rebellions 1689–1745 Reviews

  • Michael Dorosh
    2018-11-03 10:52

    A very nice little volume enhanced to no end by absolutely brilliant colour plates.The meat of this book is the text, illustrated almost completely with contemporary paintings and etchings made during the period covered by the book. The first few pages are dedicated to a detailed chronology of the rebellions, followed by a description of the Jacobite forces (with info on the cause itself, the makeup of Highland society, weapons in use at the time (with photos of museum artifacts to support this info), and a brief order of battle of one Jacobite force that took to the field in this period), a look at the Government forces (focusing on the political makeup of the United Kingdom at this time, the organization of the Army, armament in use, and a survey of Regiments that saw action at this time). A final section on uniforms is well done, and augmented by the final section on captions to the colour plates.The book is obviously only a brief overview, but the colour plates go far in bringing the subject to life - much further than most other treatments of this subject that rely on contemporary art, or simply text, to describe the subject. There is no deeper analysis of such things as rank structure of the British Army, feudal law, Highland recipes etc. just a nice concise history and glimpse at how the combatants dressed and were equipped.Great starting point, and Embleton's artwork alone is worth the price - very clear, almost photo realistic depictions of soldiers of both sides, in realistic yet not overpowering settings. Probably the best faces of any of the many talented artists in Osprey's stable. The difficulties of rendering tartan cloth have also been well overcome.Can't think of a single improvement to suggest for a book with the obviously limited intended scope of this one.

  • Annm
    2018-11-21 09:59

    This book provided a very clear and briedf description of the Jacobite rebellions. That was exactly what I needed.

  • Jason Frazier
    2018-11-02 07:57

    The first half of the book is a chronological snapshot of the main events. This book is ultra-concise. It's 40 pages long, and several of the pages are pictures. I had hoped for much more detail.