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 called 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 on 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.
  • Becky Tatar
    This was an excellent book, putting the Battle of Culloden within the larger context of the 100+ year war that Britain waged with France during the 1700, and early 1800s. The story is really about how officers under the Duke of Cumberland, who had been with him in Flanders, then at Culloden, went on to win victories for Britain over France in Canada, the Ohio valley, the Caribbean, and India, which would form the basis of Britain's start as a wor...
  • Angie
    Omg so good
  • Baobab
    I misinterpreted the title of this book, assuming it would be primarily about the battle, it’s antecedents and consequences. These were covered, but in a concise way, in support of the book’s main thesis, which is that the experience of this campaign equipped the English with a cohort of highly capable and experienced officers who went on to play decisive roles in the imperial contests of the next several decades, establishing the British emp...
  • Curt Engelbrecht
    Good read, author has a nice eye for detail, good use of personal info and background to set the stories.