Culloden by Trevor Royle


The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English: the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a French invasion.In Trevor Royle's vivid and evo...

Details Culloden

Release DateDec 12th, 2017
PublisherPegasus Books
GenreHistory, Nonfiction, Cultural, Scotland, War, Military, European History

Reviews Culloden

  • Larry
    The battle on the Drummossie Moor near Inverness commonly cal;led Culloden after a nearby manor house was one-sided in every way. Bonnie Prince Charlie's army of 5,000 faced a royalist force of almost 10,000 that was well-trained, well-armed, well-fed, and well-led, all of those characteristics being absent o the Jacobite side. The ground was flat, featureless, boggy, and beset by rain and sleet. The Highlander charge, the Jacobite favorite tacti...
  • Shaun
    I received a copy of this book for free through a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway.Where to start. The book is titled Culloden but there are only a few pages that describe the actual battle of Culloden itself. The subtitle of "...Forging of the British Empire" is more accurate for what the book is actually about. Sure the pivotal point was Culloden, but perhaps the title should reflect more what the actual book is about. Okay, that's out of the way...
  • Eric
    Good information but it seemed the author went to great lengths to make it longer.
  • Angie
    Omg so good
  • Curt Engelbrecht
    Good read, author has a nice eye for detail, good use of personal info and background to set the stories.
  • Eric Haas
    Culloden was an interesting update to the established body of work focused on the last uprising of the Jacobean movement. The main issue with the work is the sense of false advertising that came with the title and subtitle. A better title would have been "After Culloden: The Role of Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire," as Culloden was really the start of the work. It was beneficial to see what the effects of Culloden had...