First published in 1828, and revised several times until 1869, the History of the Rebellion of 1745-6 by the famous Scottish historian, scientist and author Robert Chambers is a premier scholarly work on the subject of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745. With constant reference to copious primary sources, Chambers narrates the setup, conduct and aftermath of the uprising in a compelling and knowledgeable fashion.
Chambers was himself no Jacobite supporter, nor did he approve of the way that the government and its forces handled the situation, so his writing is relatively neutral. He compliments both sides of the conflict where deserved, and metes out criticism to both sides where a behaviour or failure was unnecessary. This makes it a relatively unbiased account of this momentous affair, and the constant reference to primary sources keeps it well-grounded in fact and reality, without becoming a work of fantasy or fiction.
This book belongs in the library of anyone with an interest in British history, the Jacobites, or the struggles and conflicts in 18th century Scotland.
Keith Farrell is one of the senior instructors for the Academy of Historical Arts, based in Scotland. He teaches HEMA professionally, often at international events, and has an interest in coaching instructors to become better teachers. He has authored Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick and the AHA German Longsword Study Guide, and is one of the regular contributors to the Encased in Steel online blog. He has been a member of HEMAC since 2011.
– Original Author: Robert Chambers
– Reproduction Editor: Keith Farrell
– Illustrators: Keith Farrell, Daria Izdebska
– Publisher: Fallen Rook Publishing
– Date of Publication: 11th January 2016
– ISBN: 978-0-9926735-9-8
– Binding: Perfect-Bound Paperback
– Pages: 303
– Height: 24.59 cm
– Width: 18.91 cm
– Language: English