Auldearn 1645

The Marquis of Montrose’s Scottish campaign

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Auldearn 1645

The Marquis of Montrose’s Scottish campaign

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In August 1644, at the height of the First English Civil War, John Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, raised the standard of Royalist rebellion in Scotland. In a single year he won a string of remarkable victories with his army of Irish mercenaries and Highland clansmen. His victory at Auldearn, the centrepiece of his campaign, was won only after a day-long struggle and heavy casualties on both sides. This book details the remarkable sequence of victories at Tippermuir, Aberdeen, Inverlochy, Auldearn and Kilsyth that left Montrose briefly in the ascendant in Scotland. However, his decisive defeat and surrender at Philiphaugh finally crushed the Royalist cause in Scotland.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Campaign begins/The battle of Auldearn/The Campaign continued/Aftermath/The Battlefields Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 20 May 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766799
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 63 b/w; 37 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 123
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stuart Reid

Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is…

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Gerry Embleton

Gerry Embleton has been a leading illustrator an…

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