A Brief Guide to British Battlefields

A Brief Guide to British Battlefields - Brief Histories

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A very readable work of reference offering a survey in chronological order, from AD 84 to 1746, of the major battles which have taken place on British soil, from the Roman occupation to Culloden, the last battle fought on British soil. In this way, the book can be read as a continuous narrative, while each entry also stands alone as a self-contained guide.
The battles are grouped into relevant sections (such as the Wars of the Roses, the English Civil Wars and the Jacobite Rebellions), within broader historical periods. Each period is prefaced by a presentation of the nature of warfare and is enhanced by a feature article of specialist interest.

Every entry includes a narrative of events leading up to the battle, a vivid description of the battle itself and an assessment of the long and short-term, consequences. In addition, there is useful information for visits, including precise identification of the location, details of access to and features of each site.

The book is illustrated throughout with maps and a plate section.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472108135
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Robinson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xix, 346 , 16 unnumbered of plates
Weight: 272g
Height: 199mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 27mm