A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden David Clark

ISBN: 9781472108135

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A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden  by  David Clark

A Brief Guide To British Battlefields: From the Roman Occupation to Culloden by David Clark
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A very readable work of reference offering a survey in chronological order, from 871 to 1746, of the major battles which have taken place on British soil, from the Viking Wars (at Ashdown, Maldon and Ashingdon) to Culloden, the last pitched battle inMoreA very readable work of reference offering a survey in chronological order, from 871 to 1746, of the major battles which have taken place on British soil, from the Viking Wars (at Ashdown, Maldon and Ashingdon) to Culloden, the last pitched battle in Britain.

In this way, the book can be read as a continuous narrative, while each entry also stands alone as a self-contained guide.The introduction provides a lucid overview of warfare in Britain, with battles grouped into the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War, for example. It also identifies the various factors involved in an army’s choice of battlefield.Each entry includes a narrative of events leading up to the battle, a vivid description of the battle itself, an assessment of the short- and long-term consequences, and useful information for site visits.

There is a preface to each historical period outlining the nature of warfare during that period.The book is illustrated throughout with maps and a plate section, and includes an appendix, aimed at prospective visitors, which precisely identifies the location of battlefields and provides details of access to and features of each site.



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