Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle Hardcover – 16 Jul 2009
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Culloden is one of the best documented British battles and also one of the most mapped, yet the contributions to this fine volume have succeeded in finding new material. - Scots Magazine --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Pollard acknowledges in the course of his introduction that there are widely varying opinions of the battle, the campaign which led up to the clash and of course the opposing armies which makes for excellent debate within the content of the book between authors with strong opinions. As Pollard states, "This volume does not attempt to reconcile these various viewpoints....nor does it ignore them", and wisely realises that "Any attempt by me as editor to remove these idiosyncrasies would be sailing uncomfortably close to censorship." The reader is therefore left to form their own conclusions from hearing 'both sides of the story'.
Christopher Duffy, writer of the superb volume, 'The '45', covers the history of the campaign leading up to the battle in a brief but masterful overview which is perhaps the most balanced of all the chapters included. Once again Duffy contends that Charles Stuart was a very 'impressive' character whilst his views on Lord George Murray border at times on being overcritical.Read more ›