Its tercentenary is approaching, but the battle of Glenshiel is not well known. Glenshiel: The Jacobite Rising in 1719 therefore takes a fresh view of this curious and remarkable, but part-forgotten engagement. It was fought on 10 June 1719, during the long daylight hours of a summer evening in the mountainous western Highlands of Scotland.
Glenshiel was the main and decisive engagement of the 1719 Jacobite rising, the fourth attempt by supporters in Scotland to restore the exiled house of Stuart to the throne of the Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Led by a disunited group of clan chieftains and Scots notables returned from Continental exile, the Highlanders forming most of the Jacobite army at Glenshiel opposed forces of the government of King George I. These included regular soldiers of the British Army, as well as contingents of Highlanders loyal to the Georgian regime.
With Scots fighting on both sides,
Glenshiel today remains a remote place with a natural grandeur surpassing any other historically identified British battlefield. Historians have paid much less attention to
Glenshiel: The Jacobite Rising in 1719
Extensively illustrated, including specially commissioned artwork, Glenshiel: The Jacobite Rising in 1719 will appeal to readers drawn to the Jacobite period and to early eighteenth-century military history, to readers generally interested in Scottish and British history, and to the particular interests of model makers, wargamers and living history enthusiasts.
Author: Jonathan Worton
Publisher: Helion and Company Ltd
Published: December 2018