Highland Clansman 1689–1746

Highland Clansman 1689–1746

Warrior 21
  • Author: Stuart Reid
  • Illustrator: Angus McBride
  • Short code: WAR 21
  • Publication Date: 15 Sep 1997
  • ISBN: 9781855326606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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For nearly 60 years the clans of Highland Scotland proved to be an almost constant thorn in the side of a series of British monarchs. Fiercely independent, the clans comprised an agricultural peasantry dominated by a warrior aristocracy. They held most forms of authority in contempt and did not submit to London meekly. Their first loyalty was to the exiled house of Stuart and in a series of rebellions the Highland clans rose against the ruling monarch. The author examines in detail the society that produced these fierce fighters and the tactics they used in battle including the feared 'Highland Charge'.

Biographical Note

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His lifelong interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor-cum-troop-instructor for film companies. His previous titles for Osprey include a three-volume work in the Men-at-Arms series on King George's Army 1740-1793.Angus McBride is one of the world's most respected historical illustrators, and has contributed to more than 70 Osprey titles in the past three decades. Born in 1931 of Highland parents but orphaned as a child, he was educated at Canterbury Cathedral Choir School. He worked in advertising agencies from 1947, and after national service, emigrated to South Africa. He now lives and works in Cape Town.

Contents

Introduction Chronology The Highland Clans Organisation Clothing Equipment Weapons and Tactics The Highland Charge Killiecrankie Prestonpans Culloden Places of Interest

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