Falkirk or Paradise!

THE BATTLE OF FALKIRK MUIR 17 JANUARY 1746

Geoff B. Bailey


Synopsis

Many a bloody battle has been fought near Falkirk - at the cross-roads of Scotland - and the main theme of this book is the last great clash of 1746.

The narrative focuses on the build-up to the confrontation, when the Jacobite army of Bonnie Prince Charlie, returning from the failed invasion of England, seized the opportunity to deliver a devastating blow to the Hanoverian troops on the south muir of the town.

From vivid eye-witness accounts, hitherto neglected, and from the authorís meticulous researches, we are led to a reappraisal of many received notions about the background to the battle, its conduct, and its aftermath.

The ten daysí sojourn around Falkirk of the victorious Highlanders, and the involvement of other towns and villages such as Airth, Boíness, and Alloa, are recorded in detail.
 

ISBN 0-85976-431-1

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