The explosion of a romantic bubble in a blind welter of courage and carnage.
For years the rose-ringed legend of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the black memory of Butcher Cumberland hace blossomed side by side. Here, from contemporary memoirs, letters, newspapers, and regimental order books John Prebble reconstructs the Comman Person's version of the moorland battle and the months of rep[ression and brutality that followed it.
Their bellies empty, their leaders at odds, the ground ill-chosen, the Highlanders were made sitting targets for the Royal Artillery at Culloden. This is the story of what ordinary people suffered in the rebellion for a cause that was never theirs.
Paperback, good condition, yellowed paper.