Culloden by John Prebble
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John Prebble, Book Club 1973
Military History, This book written in 1963 invigorated history in a way that the subject never did at school, It was one of the first 'history books' to breathe life - with its vivid descriptions and empathy with personalities and feelings of people before, during and after the battle.
John Prebble's book gives a real flavour of what the last battle on British soil might have been like. What you have to bear in mind is that this account of Culloden is over fifty years old, and that there has been a considerable amount of research on the subject since, which has uncovered small factual differences since it was written. The book covers the battle and its shocking aftermath, for someone who wants to know what it was like 'to be there', this is as good an approximation as you are likely to get.
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