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ISBN:
184415078X
Author:
Stuart Reid
Category:
Europe
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen and Sword (September 19, 2004)
Pages:
160 pages
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1798 kb
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Stuart Reid (born 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland) is a writer, analyst and former soldier. His writing focuses on military history, particularly from the 18th and 19th centuries.

Stuart Reid (born 1954, Aberdeen, Scotland) is a writer, analyst and former soldier. Reid's own ancestors served in the British Army and the East India Company, who fought at, among other places and sites, Culloden, Bunker Hill, and the Texas Revolution. He has advised on historical re-enactments for the benefit of film companies and appeared in a number of documentaries.

Very good concise descriptions of key battles of the Lowlands. It is a very sloppily written book that caters to a false image of Scotland in the past, and uses a great deal of sweeping generalisations.

This historical guide retells, in graphic detail, the story of nine of the most important battles to be fought in Scotland south of the Highland Line, stretching from Aberdeen to the Firth of Clyde. The battles range from medieval period to the time of Jacobite Rebellion. They show how weapons andequipment, tactics and strategy, and the make up of the armies themselves changed over the course of almost 500 years.

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Start by marking Battles of the Scottish Lowlands: Battlefield Scotland as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. His book is fascinating introduction to Scottish military history and an essential guide for readers who are keen to explore these battle sites for themselves.

Voir aussi Battlefield Britain Stuart Reid (Auteur) Paru en septembre 2004 (ePub) en anglais. This historical guide retells, in graphic detail, the story of nine of the most important battles to be fought in Scotland south of the Highland Line, stretching from Aberdeen to the Firth of Clyde.

His book is fascinating introduction to Scottish military history and an essential guide for . The Island Nation: A History of Britain and the Sea by Brian Lavery (Hardback, 2005).

His book is fascinating introduction to Scottish military history and an essential guide for readers who are keen to explore these battle sites for themselves. Finally for the Jacobite period the trilogy covers Sherriffmuir 1715, Prestonpans 1745 and the conclusive encounter at Falkirk 1746. Battles of the Scottish Lowlands: Battlefield Scotland by Stuart Reid (Paperback, 2004).

Battlefield Britain series (Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2004). In Battles of the Scottish Lowlands, Stuart Reid offers a sweeping survey of battles and campaigns occurring around Stirling over a period of nearly 450 years (1297-1746). The focus and selection of events is purely geographical and the Reid freely admits that readers may immediately criticize the lack of some significant Scotland battlefields (.

Scottish Battlefields Trust, Prestonpans.

The Battle of Britain was an aerial campaign of the German Luftwaffe against the British Royal Air Force. The Luftwaffe's mission was to cripple the Royal Air Force and set Britain up for an invasion, codenamed Operation Sealion

The Battle of Britain was an aerial campaign of the German Luftwaffe against the British Royal Air Force. The Luftwaffe's mission was to cripple the Royal Air Force and set Britain up for an invasion, codenamed Operation Sealion. This battle is featured as a map for Battlefield 1942, included as a bonus in the version . 5 patch. The map is a simplified version of the battle, with Luftwaffe forces facing the RAF. There is no difference between the modes.

By contrast the Scottish forces were predominantly lightly armed infantry. They were led jointly by Sir William Wallace and Sir Andrew de Moray. The Complete Guide to the Battlefields of Britain. Michael Joseph, London. Wallace deployed his forces on the northern side of the river near the high ground of Abbey Craig. What's There? Scant evidence exists at the site of the battle - even the sixteenth century bridge is situated in a (slightly) different position from the medieval crossing.

This historical guide retells, in graphic detail, the story of nine of the most important battles to be fought in Scotland south of the Highland Line, stretching from Aberdeen to the Firth of Clyde. The battles range from medieval period to the time of Jacobite Rebellion. They show how weapons andequipment, tactics and strategy, and the make up of the armies themselves changed over the course of almost 500 years. By concentrating on these nine battles Stuart Reid provides a concise, coherent account of Scottish military history, and he presents detailed reassessments of each battle in the light of the very latest research. His book is fascinating introduction to Scottish military history and an essential guide for readers who are keen to explore these battle sites for themselves.Three of the battles belong to the medieval period and Scotland's fight to establish and maintain its independence from England - Wallace's victory at Stirling Bridge in 1296, Bruce's even greater victory at Bannockburn in 1314 and then, at the end of the period, the crushing defeat at Pinkie in1547. Three more battles belong to the bloody civil wars of the seventeenth century - Montrose's great victory at Kilsyth in August 1645, Cromwell's triumph at the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 and the short, bloody action at Inverkeithing that followed. Finally for the Jacobite period the trilogy covers Sherriffmuir 1715, Prestonpans 1745 and the conclusive encounter at Falkirk 1746.By skillful use of maps, diagrams and photographs the author explains the complex, sometimes puzzling sequence of events that make these encounters so fascinating. He provides a detailed tour of each battleground as it appears to the visitor in the present day and rediscovers the lanes and by-ways tramped by soldiers hundreds of years ago.
  • Togor
Looking into battles that happened hundreds of years ago, is no easy task. Finding where the oldest occurred is something few would try or be successful at accomplishing. This book looks into the stories and tales of battles of the past and presents them in a comprehensive way. The author looked at the stories, went to the locations, and placed them on the grounds the happened. He even looked to see where some battle descriptions may be a bit off due to the actual grounds would not support what is said to happen. A lot of work went into this research and I enjoyed reading it. I need to go back to some of these locations now that I understand them better, and see where some of my ancestors fought and died.
  • Deorro
Very good concise descriptions of key battles of the Lowlands. Stuart Reid knows military history!
  • GoodBuyMyFriends
They Miss out on alot of great border battles such as Sark in 1448. It is a very sloppily written book that caters to a false image of Scotland in the past, and uses a great deal of sweeping generalisations.