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Culloden

Battle & Aftermath

February 28, 2023 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781784704452
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Description

'Excellent... It is a tremendous tale - one of the most dramatic in our island's history - and O'Keeffe tells it beautifully' The Times

Charles Edward Stuart's campaign to seize the British throne ended with one of the quickest defeats in history: on 16 April 1746, at Culloden, his Jacobite army was overpowered in under forty minutes. Its brutal repercussions, however, endured for years, its legacy for centuries.

Paul O'Keeffe follows the Jacobite army from initial victories to calamitous defeat. Exploring the battle's aftermath, he chronicles the Jacobite prisoners paying for their treason on block and gibbet while those granted 'the King's mercy' suffered the fate of forced labour on plantations in the colonies. While Stuart's cause eventually acquired an aura of romanticism, the Jacobite Rising remains one of the most bloody and divisive conflicts in British domestic history, which resonates to this day.

'Detailed, vivid - and not for the faint-hearted' Financial Times

'Fascinating, meticulously researched... tremendous' Daily Mail

'Intensely readable... and vividly written' Neal Ascherson, London Review of Books

About this Author

Paul O'Keeffe is a lecturer and writer based in Liverpool. His acclaimed books include Some Sort of Genius: A Life of Wyndham Lewis, A Genius for Failure: The Life of Benjamin Robert Haydon and, most recently, Waterloo: The Aftermath.

ISBN: 9781784704452
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 400
Publisher: Random House UK
Published: 2023-02-28

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