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Fields of Fire: The Archaeology of Jacobite Battlefields

Pollard, T. (2014) Fields of Fire: The Archaeology of Jacobite Battlefields. Pen and Sword, Barnsley, UK. ISBN 9781781592458 (In Press)

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Abstract

This volume will place the results of the archaeological investigations of four Jacobite battlefields, ranging across the entire period of Jacobite conflict (1689-1746) within the context of the campaigns within which they were fought. The detailed results of each project, which variously included topographic and metal detector survey, geophysics and excavation, will be provided in an accessible form, suitable for the academic archaeologist/historian or the general reader.

This will be the first time that the military history of an entire war/campaign or series of campaigns will be told through the medium of archaeology. Given the expense and time it takes to carry out these projects (this resents fieldwork carried out over almost ten years) it is perhaps not surprising that this has never been attempted before.

The battlefields in question are: Killiecrankie (1689), Sheriffmuir (1715), Prestonpans (1745) and Culloden (1746). The information provided by the archaeological approach will represent a unique contribution to our understanding of these key historical events and make this a landmark publication.

Item Type:Book
Status:In Press
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pollard, Dr Tony
Authors: Pollard, T.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Publisher:Pen and Sword

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