By Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum
8 individuals, all famous specialists of their personal fields, specialize in person points of the emerging, delivering a balanced point of view at the stirring occasions of 1745-46. either Hanovarian and Jacobite issues of view are tested in essays at the personalities, battles, historical past and the aftermath of the forty five. The ebook is additional superior through worthy appendices, together with a Jacobite chronology from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a genealogy and course maps for the trips of the Prince and his military.
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1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites by Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum