I fear I might be starting to sound like a stuck record player (younger readers can google what a record player I s) but Helion have done it again. “Rebellious Scots to Crush, the military response to the Jacobite ‘45” is the latest in their ‘From Reason to Revolution’ series’. This book is a collection of fascinating and informative essays by a number of well known authors on the Jacobite risings, covering many different aspects of the Government’s response to the uprising. Each of the contributors’ chapters are worthy pieces of research in their own right, so having them all brought together under the same cover is a real bonus. The various chapters contain detailed examinations of the regular regiments of foot and dragoons, how and where they were employed and how well (or badly) they performed during the campaign. A similar approach is taken to the ‘noblemen’s regiments’, the pro-Hanoverian Scots militia raised to fight the Jacobites, and the English volunteer regiments raised in response to the Jacobite invasion of England. In tackling the subject this way this book offers something different to the normal worthy narratives we may have read about the ‘45 campaign. I particularly liked the section on the ‘noblemen’s regiments’ as this was a subject about which I knew nothing. The overarching focus throughout is very much on the men and the regiments they belonged to and offers an insight into why, for example, the conduct of some English regiments was not up to expectations.
It does look a good book.ReplyDelete
Record players are still "in" if you listen to good music (Ska etc.). Most bands don't sell CDs on concerts but records. They are looking good and sound well.ReplyDelete
Nice topic by the way.