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Celtic Warfare 1595-1763
Dr. J. Michael Hill
Since earliest times, the strategy and tactics of the Celts in battle has exhibited a suprising continuity. This book provides for the first time a comprehensive study of the way in which the Celtic peoples fought. After an introduction which sets the background, the book concentrates on the Irish Wars of the late 16th and early 17th centuries; the civil war in Scotland in the 1640s; the campaigns of Graham of Claverhouse, "Bonnie Dundee," in the 1680s; the Jacobite uprisings of 1715 and 1745-46; and the North American wars against the French and Indians in the 1760s. Battles analyzed in detail include Clontibret (1595); Yellow Ford (1598); the Moyry Pass (1600); Kinsale (1601); Tippermuir (1644); Aberdeen (1644); Inverlochy (1645); Auldearn (1645); Kilsyth (1645); Killiecrankie Pass (1689); Preston (1715); Sheriffmuir (1715); Prestonpans (1745); Falkirk (1746); Culloden (1746); Fort Duquesne (1758); Ticonderoga (1758); Louisbourg (1758); the Plains of Abraham (1759); and St. Foy (1760).
This book provides a sound factual and analytical base that identifies the continuity in Celtic warfare from the 1590s to the 1760s that will interest all concerned with the study of military history and the history of Ireland and Scotland in the early modern era.
Softcover reprint edn. 2005; first published in 1985. 203 pages, maps, illustrations, bibliography, index.