Synopses & Reviews
In August 1644, at the height of the First English Civil War (1642-1646), John Graham, the Marquis of Montrose, raised the standard of Royalist rebellion in Scotland. In a single year he won a string of remarkable victories with his army of Irish mercenaries and Highland clansmen. His victory at Auldearn, the centrepiece of his campaign, was won only after a day-long struggle and heavy casualties on both sides. This book details the remarkable sequence of victories at Tippermuir, Aberdeen, Inverlochy, Auldearn and Kilsyth that left Montrose briefly in the ascendant in Scotland. However, his decisive defeat and surrender at Philiphaugh finally crushed the Royalist cause in Scotland.
The culmination of the Marquis of Montrose's campaigns in Scotland, Auldearn was the Royalist victory that placed Montrose in momentary control of the country. Here, the background to Montrose's actions is explored, and the course of the battle is traced.
About the Author
STUART REID was born in Aberdeen in 1954. His life long interest in military history has led to a longstanding involvement in historical re-enactment, which has broadened into work as a military advisor for film companies. Stuart has written numerous titles for the Osprey military list including a three volume set on King Georges Army 1740-93 in the Men-at-Arms series and two volumes in the Warrior series on the British Redcoat 1740-93 and 1793-1815 respectively. His most recent title is Campaign 121 Quebec 1759 - The battle that won Canada.