'Sheriffmuir 1715 is the military history of a doomed Jacobite rising in
Scotland, which enjoyed far more public support and arguably far more
chance of success than Bonnie Prince Charlie's attempt 30 years later.
Unlike the '45, the uprising which culminated in the brutal battle of
Sheriffmuir was very much a Scottish affair, fought without either
French troops or assistance, and unashamedly aimed at reversing the
hated Union with England and re-asserting Scotland's independence.
However, in this lively new study by acclaimed military historian Stuart
Reid, a completely fresh look is taken at the campaign, while the
battle is reassessed in the light of a thorough knowledge of the ground
and the armies which fought there.'