Montrose: A History

Montrose A History This is the biography of the military leader the Marquis of Montrose who was a successful commander of the Scottish royalist forces during the war with the Covenanters contemporaneous with the Engl

  • Title: Montrose: A History
  • Author: John Buchan
  • ISBN: 9780340013564
  • Page: 233
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is the biography of the military leader, the Marquis of Montrose, who was a successful commander of the Scottish royalist forces during the war with the Covenanters, contemporaneous with the English Civil War This book reveals Montrose s military skills in descriptions of his battles, and also discusses his character Cardinal de Retz called him the equal of a hero oThis is the biography of the military leader, the Marquis of Montrose, who was a successful commander of the Scottish royalist forces during the war with the Covenanters, contemporaneous with the English Civil War This book reveals Montrose s military skills in descriptions of his battles, and also discusses his character Cardinal de Retz called him the equal of a hero of antiquity, a Hector, a Roland, a Lancelot.

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    1. John Buchan is the enthusiastic president of the James Graham Marquis of Montrose Fan Club. I am the woman who happened to find herself in the village hall when said fan club was meeting, got trapped in the third row when the speeches started, and stuck around because it was actually quite interesting.Proper review to follow.

    2. When Montrose was appointed by King Charles a general, he had no army. Yet he eventually takes Scotland in a series of brilliant tactical wins. He is one of the most underrated military minds, and never became a hero in Scotland perhaps only because he was on the wrong side of the history writers. But the deeper interest is the man himselfA mark of great historical writing is the ability to truly get inside the sensibilities of people from a different age, the shedding of the modern perspective [...]

    3. Considered the best book on James Graham, The 1St Marquis of Montrose of the 20Th century. A must for every student of Scotland's civil wars and the conflict between King Charles and the Covenanters. Interesting and well written history of the 17Th century Scotland.

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