As every schoolboy knows, the modern British Army owes its origins to the place and period covered by this book : Scotland from the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 to the Glorious Revolution. From the formation of the Coldstream Guards, many of the British army’s proudest Scottish regiments were first founded during this turbulent time. The first part of the book consists of biographies of commanders of the Scottish army – most of them native Scots aristocrats, but including the ill-fated bastard son of Charles II, James, Duke of Monmouth – whilke the second half consists of facts and figures of the units themselves – including their personnel and officers – that made up the Royal forces north of the border. This book, handsomely reproduced from its first edition published almost a century ago, is a mine of information for all those interested in the origins of the British army and in Scottish military history.
SCOTS ARMY 1661-1688: With Memoirs of the Commanders-in-chief. In two parts.
Invaluable biographies of the commanders and breakdown of the units making up the Scots army from the restoration of Charles II to the Glorious Revolution of 1688 – the period when the modern British army was founded.