Author(s): Stuart Reid
In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's father King James VIII; they trounced their Hanoverian opponents at Prestonpans and crossed into England, getting as far south as Derby before withdrawing into Scotland. Far from universally popular north of the border, the Jacobite army bested another Hanoverian army at Falkirk and besieged Stirling, only to be routed by the Duke of Cumberland's army at Culloden in April 1746, a crushing defeat that ended any prospect of a Stuart restoration. Featuring full-colour artwork depicting the distinctive uniforms of Cumberland's men, this exhaustively researched study offers a wealth of detail of regimental strengths and casualties and includes an extended chronology that places individual units in specific places throughout the campaign that culminated at Culloden.
Employing the latest research and featuring full-colour artwork, this is the story of the duke of Cumberland's forces that defeated the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746.
Stuart Reid was born in Aberdeen in 1954 and is married with two sons. He has worked as a librarian and a professional soldier and his main focus of interest lies in the 18th and 19th centuries. This interest stems from having ancestors who served in the British Army and the East India Company and who fought at Culloden, Bunker Hill and even in the Texas Revolution. His books for Osprey include the highly acclaimed titles about King George's Army 1740-93 (Men-at-Arms 285, 289 and 292), and the British Redcoat 1740-1815 (Warrior 19 and 20).
Historical background - the British Army in 1745 /The Duke of Cumberland's army for the 1745-46 campaign: recruitment - regimental organization - the officers /Chronology: movements and marches - actions and casualties /The British Line: infantry - cavalry - artillery - marines /English provincial infantry: Harcourt's and Bolton's Regiments /English Line cavalry /English provincial cavalry: Georgia Rangers - Yorkshire Hunters - Kingston's Light Horse /Scottish infantry: 43rd Highlanders (Black Watch) - 64th Highlanders - Edinburgh Provincial Regiment - Argyll Militia /Foreign units: Hanoverian hussar escort - Hessian grenadiers and hussars - Dutch grenadiers and artillery - Swiss infantry/ Bibliography /Index