Winner of the Society for Army Historical Research’s Templer Medal, 2012
Winner of the Saltire Society’s Scottish History Book of the Year Award, 2012
The Scottish soldier has been at war for over 2000 years. Until now, no reference work has attempted to examine this vast heritage of warfare.
Preface by Hew Strachan
Introduction, Edward M. Spiers
I Early Warfare and the Emergence of a Scottish Kingdom
1. War in Prehistory and the Impact of Rome, Fraser Hunter
2. Warfare in Northern Britain, c 500-1093, James E. Fraser
3. The Kings of Scots at War, c 1093-1286, Matthew Strickland
4. The Wars of Independence, 1296-1328, Michael Prestwich
5. The Kingdom of Scotland at War, 1332-1488, Alastair J. Macdonald
6. Scotland in the Age of the Military Revolution, 1488-1560, Gervase Phillips
7. Warfare in Gaelic Scotland in the Later Middle Ages, Martin MacGregor
II Forging a Scottish-British Military Identity
8. The Wars of Mary and James VI/I, 1560-1625, Matthew Glozier
9. 'Mercenaries': the Scottish Soldier in Foreign Service, 1568-1860, Allan Carswell
10. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1625-1660, Martyn Bennett
11. The Restoration and the Glorious Revolution, 1660-1702, K. A. J. McLay
12. Marlborough's Wars and the Act of Union, 1702-1714, John C. R. Childs
13. The Jacobite Wars, 1708-1746, Christopher Duffy
III Scotland in Britain and the Empire
14. The Scottish Military Experience in North America, 1756-1783, Stephen Brumwell
15. The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1793-1815, Charles J. Esdaile
16. Internal Policing and Public Order, c 1797-1900, Ewen A. Cameron
17. Scots and the Wars of Empire, 1815-1914, Edward M. Spiers
18.Commonwealth Scottish regiments, Wendy Ugolini
19. The First World War, Trevor Royle
20. Internal Policing and Public Order, c 1900-1994, Ian S. Wood
21. The Second World War, Jeremy A. Crang
22. The Cold War and Beyond, Niall Barr
IV The Cultural and Physical Dimensions
23 Scottish Military Dress, Allan Carswell
24. Scottish Military Music, Gary J. West
25. The Scottish Soldier in Literature, Robert P. Irvine
26. The Scottish Soldier in Art, Peter Harrington
27. Castles and Fortifications in Scotland, Chris Tabraham
28. The Archaeology of Scottish Battlefields, Tony Pollard
29. Scottish Military Monuments, Elaine W. McFarland
30. Scottish Military Collections, Stuart Allan
Epilogue: Reflections on the Scottish Military Experience, Alistair Irwin
Notes on the Contributors
About the Author
Jeremy A. Crang is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Edinburgh.
Matthew J. Strickland is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow.
Here truly is a magnificent book which does comprehensive justice to the Scottish military tradition over two millennia. No volume hitherto can equal its remarkable range, scholarly authority or deep insights. A veritable intellectual feast, it will stand for many years to come as the study on a subject which is absolutely central to the history of the Scottish nation.
Here truly is a magnificent book which does comprehensive justice to the Scottish military tradition over two millennia. No volume hitherto can equal its remarkable range, scholarly authority or deep insights. A veritable intellectual feast , it will stand for many years to come as the study on a subject which is absolutely central to the history of the Scottish nation.
All the contributions to this monumental and handsomely-produced volume in their own way wrestle with the question of whether Scotland’s military past is extraordinary, how that past has changed, how it has been experienced, and
how it has been (and continues to be) represented. For exploring the question in mature and subtle ways this veritable wapynschawing of scholarship deserves signal praise.