Thursday, 14 July 2016

Battle of Culloden won with swords not muskets

University of Glasgow based historian Murray Pittock has claimed that the Battle of Culloden in 1746, which ended Bonnie Prince Charlie's Jacobite claims to the throne for his father James VIII (& III), aka James the Old Pretender, was won by overwhelming numbers of redcoats using swords rather than muskets. The claims come in his new book, Culloden, based on a reappraisal of contemporary sources and new battlefield archaeology finds.

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