1745: Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites by Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army

By Robert C. Woosnam-Savage, Glasgow Museums, National Army Museum

8 participants, all famous specialists of their personal fields, specialize in person features of the emerging, offering a balanced standpoint at the stirring occasions of 1745-46. either Hanovarian and Jacobite issues of view are tested in essays at the personalities, battles, history and the aftermath of the forty five. The ebook is extra better by means of worthy appendices, together with a Jacobite chronology from the 17th to the 19th centuries, a genealogy and direction maps for the trips of the Prince and his military.

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