Famous Scottish battles: where battles were fought, why they were fought, how they were won and lost
The author gives a vivid account of Scottish military history from the coming of the Romans to Scotland to the Battle of Culloden in 1746. There are detailed descriptions of sixteen of the most important battles with up-to-date maps which enable the reader and visitor to find and understand the sites.
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