A Brief Guide To British Battlefields
From the Roman Occupation to Culloden
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The battles are grouped into relevant sections (such as the Wars of the Roses, the English Civil Wars and the Jacobite Rebellions), within broader historical periods. Each period is prefaced by a presentation of the nature of warfare and is enhanced by a feature article of specialist interest.
Every entry includes a narrative of events leading up to the battle, a vivid description of the battle itself and an assessment of the long and short-term, consequences. In addition, there is useful information for visits, including precise identification of the location, details of access to and features of each site.
The book is illustrated throughout with maps and a plate section.
An indispensable, handy guide for anyone interested in bringing British history to life