Famous By My Sword

The Army of Montrose and the Military Revolution

Charles Singleton

A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in defeat, betrayal and execution. Montrose was a doomed King's general who dared to win - and lost it all.
Publication date:
February 2015
Publisher :
Helion and Company
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 b/w illustrations & 8 pages of colour plates; 9
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9781909384972

Dimensions : 248 X 185 cm
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£16.95
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Overview
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• A brilliant young poet, the Marquis of Montrose was a doomed King's general in the Scottish Royalist armed forces who dared to win - and lost it all.

A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends in defeat, betrayal and execution. Montrose was a doomed King's general who dared to win - and lost it all.

The Scottish Royalist armed forces, along with its principal leader, the Marquis of Montrose, have had a romantic veneer that has long obscured their true composition and function. In this work, the author examines the troops and their operational doctrines within the themes of the early modern Military Revolution, and places the Scots Royalists within a greater European context of development.

The book is enlivened by specially-commissioned colour uniform plates based on the latest research, showing how Montrose's troops really appeared on the battlefield.

REVIEWS

… the arguments are interesting, clear and well-presented … this is a very thoughtful and thought-provoking study, offering much, much more than the all-too-common romanticized and mythologized portrait.
Cromwelliana