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The Myth of the Jacobite Clans: The Jacobite Army in 1745

Murray Pittock


The first edition of this book argued that British history had long caricatured Jacobitism rather than understanding it, and that the Jacobite Risings in fact enjoyed extensive Lowland support and had a national quality within Scotland. Though the author's argument has been widely accepted, it is still ignored in the media and in heritage representations which hope to depoliticise the Rising of 1745. Now rewritten with extensive new primary research, this expanded second edition addresses the questions of the first in more detail, examining the systematic misrepresentation of Jacobitism, the i ... More

Keywords: British history, Jacobitism, Jacobite Risings, Scotland, Jacobite armies, Union, misinformation, romanticisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627561
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627561.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Murray Pittock, author