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Military EngineersThe Development of the Early Modern European State$
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Bruce P. Lenman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781845861209

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.001.0001

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Cartography and Conflict: The Board of Ordnance and the Construction of the Military Landscape of Scotland, 1689–1815

Cartography and Conflict: The Board of Ordnance and the Construction of the Military Landscape of Scotland, 1689–1815

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(p.131) 5 Cartography and Conflict: The Board of Ordnance and the Construction of the Military Landscape of Scotland, 1689–1815
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Military Engineers
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Carolyn J. Anderson

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.003.0006

Scotland generated four Jacobite risings from 1689 to 1745, plus Franco-Jacobite invasion threats in 1708 and 1744. British military mapping was the responsibility of the London-based Board of Ordnance. After the 1707 Act of Union the Scottish Ordnance Office came under London control and received additional staff. Road making was initiated, associated with Generals George Wade and William Roy. Originally fortress-oriented, the Drawing Room in the Tower of London shifted to producing topographical surveys, oriented after 1746 towards transportation, development and integration.

Keywords:   Board of Ordnance, General Wade, William Roy, Jacobite, Highlands

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