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Famous by My Sword

The Army of Montrose and the Military Revolution

Series : Century of the Soldier 1618-1721 #1

Author : Charles Singleton

Famous by My Sword : The Army of Montrose and the Military Revolution


General - Pages : 80 | Images : c 20 b/w ills, 9 maps, 8pp colour plates

Paperback - Date of Publication : February 2015 | Size : 248mm x 185mm | ISBN : 9781909384972 | Helion Book Code : HEL0432

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.  


“ … Singleton has … dismissed a misleading romanticism associated with the conflict in Scotland and introduced a rational study of the army of Montrose, backed by clearly presented evidence.” Battlefield: the Magazine of the Battlefields Trust


“ … 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

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