A brilliant young poet, leading a gallant band whose epic adventure ends
in defeat, betrayal and execution. Montrose was a doomed King's general
who dared to win - and lost it all.
The Scottish Royalist armed forces, along with its principal leader, the
Marquis of Montrose, have had a romantic veneer that has long obscured
their true composition and function. In this work, the author examines
the troops and their operational doctrines within the themes of the
early modern Military Revolution, and places the Scots Royalists within a
greater European context of development.
The book is enlivened by specially-commissioned colour uniform plates
based on the latest research, showing how Montrose's troops really
appeared on the battlefield.