An excellent study of the lead up to the battle of Falkirk Muir, a clash between Government Forces and the Jacobite Army of the '45, with a vivid description of the battle and it's aftermath. The author is a local historian with a wealth of knowledge on Falkirk and its environs and this really helps when putting this important event into context within the Rebellion. Most books on the Jacobite Wars tend to give at best a fleeting mention to Falkirk Muir, but the author has concentrated on this one episode and gone into great detail on the forces involved, the battlesite and the effects on the local population and economy. The descriptions of the aftermath are particularly interesting as both sides attempted to claim victory and win the propaganda war. A welcome addition to my library on the '45.