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Battles of the Scottish Lowlands: Battlefield Scotland

by Stuart Reid

This historical guide retells, in graphic detail, the story of nine of the most important battles to be fought in Scotland south of the Highland Line, stretching from Aberdeen to the Firth of Clyde. The battles...


Frederick the Great's Allies 1756-63

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

The Seven Years’ War in Germany was characterised by an increasing use of ‘light’ troops in conjunction with regular infantry and cavalry as part of an ongoing evolution in military tactics. This book...


Quebec 1759: The battle that won Canada

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

Osprey's study of the decisive battle of the French and Indian War (1754-1763). ‘What a scene!’ wrote Horace Walpole. ‘An army in the night dragging itself up a precipice by stumps of trees to assault...


Wellington's Army in the Peninsula 1809-14

by Stuart Reid

This highly detailed study provides a clear account of how the British Army was organised, who commanded it, and how it functioned in the field during the Peninsular War. Focusing principally on infantry, cavalry...


Scottish National Dress and Tartan

by Stuart Reid

Tartan is an enormously popular pattern in modern fashion and Scottish National Dress is recognised around the world. This book reveals the origin and development of tartans and Scottish national costume. Beginning...


Scots Armies of the English Civil Wars

by Stuart Reid & Graham Turner

In the summer of 1642 the First Civil War between king and parliament had broken out in England. Initially both sides were confident of victory, but after the first campaigns ended in stalemate they began looking...


Cumberland's Culloden Army 1745-46

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

In August 1745 Charles Edward Stuart, the 'Young Pretender', landed in Scotland and sparked the Second Jacobite Rising. The Jacobite forces seized Perth, then Edinburgh, where they proclaimed the Young Pretender's...


Redcoat Officer: 1740-1815

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

The commissioned officer ranks in the British Army from 1740-1815 were almost entirely composed of the affluent and educated - the sons of the landed gentry, the wealthy, and other professional people. This...


Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650

by Stuart Reid & Graham Turner

With the exception of the key royal sites, such as Stirling and Edinburgh, few Scottish castles were located at strategic points, or were intended to house garrisons required to defend or subjugate towns. Instead...


Auldearn 1645: The Marquis of Montrose's Scottish campaign

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

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...


All the King's Armies: A Military History of the English Civil War 1642-1651

by Stuart Reid

On 23 September 1642 Prince Rupert's cavalry triumphed outside Worcester in the first major clash of the English Civil War. Almost precisely nine years later, on 3 September 1651, that war was won by Oliver...


The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745-46

by Stuart Reid & Gary Zaboly

Osprey's examination of the Scottish Jacobite army during the Jacobite Rising of 1745. The heart of this book is the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's army at Culloden. It strips away the myth and exposes the...


The Texan Army 1835-46

by Stuart Reid & Richard Hook

The volunteer army that fought the Mexican dictator Santa Anna from 1835 to 1836 was immortalized in the epic battle of the Alamo. Taking arms initially to fight for the restoration of the liberal Mexican constitution...


British Redcoat 1740-93

by Stuart Reid & Richard Hook

During this period, the British army earned itself a formidable reputation as a fighting force. However, due to its role as a police force at home, and demonisation by American propaganda during the American...


Armies of the East India Company 1750-1850

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

Contrary to popular belief, the capture of India was not accomplished by the British Army, but by the private armies of the East India Company, whose primary objective was the protection of their trading empire....


Queen Victoria's Highlanders

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

This book not only offers a tribute to the proud Highlander regiments who have served with distinction for over two centuries, but also offers an in-depth study of the period in which they made their name. As...


Armies of the Irish Rebellion 1798

by Stuart Reid & Gerry Embleton

A stunning exploration of a legendary moment in Irish history. In 1798 with the British Army preoccupied in fighting France in the Caribbean and Mediterranean as well as guarding Southeast England from threatened...