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Military Survey of Scotland 1747 to 1755

Military Survey of Scotland

The Great Map. Military Survey of Scotland 1747 to 1755. Immediately after the Jacobite Rising of 1745 an extraordinary exercise took place in Scotland, nothing short of a detailed survey of the whole of mainland Scotland, which was to have a great influence on the future of mapping. The magnificent colour mapping is reproduced in 342 large-format pages.

In addition to the cartography, The Great Map will contain three essays by academic specialists. Dr Yolande Hodson focuses on the life of William Roy and the cartography of the map; Professor Charles Withers writes about the broader context of mapping in 18th-century Scotland and Britain, and mapping in the Enlightenment, while Chris Tabraham supplies the detail of the historical and military background. The Great Map: The Military Survey of Scotland 1747-1755.

The Jacobite Wars: Scotland and the Military Campaigns of 1715 and 1745. A detailed exploration of the Jacobite military campaigns of 1715 and 1745, set against the background of Scottish political, religious and constitutional history. The author has written a clear and demythologized account of the military campaigns waged by the Jacobites against the Hanoverian monarchs. He draws on the work of recent historians who have come to emphasize the political significance of the rebellions (which had been dismissed by earlier historians), showing the danger faced by the Hanoverian regime during those years of political and religious turbulence. The Jacobite rebellions of 1715 and 1745 occurred within the context of the 1707 Act of Union, acquiring the trappings of a national crusade to restore Scotland's independence. James Edward Stuart promised consistently to break the Union between Scotland and England if he became King. The rebellions also had great religious significance: the Jacobite cause was committed to restoring a Catholic dynasty to the throne and was therefore supported by the small number of Catholics in the country, and also the Episcopalians, who were together set against the Presbyterians. The failure of the rebellions, culminating in the Battle of Culloden, coincided with the national identity of Scotland becoming associated with Presbyterianism and North Britain. The Jacobite Wars: Scotland and the Military Campaigns of 1715 and 1745.

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