History of the Rebellion of 1745-6


The History of the Rebellion by the famous Scottish historian Robert Chambers is a premier scholarly work on the subject of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.

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About History of the Rebellion of 1745-6

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.

Book Details

  • 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

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • History of the Rebellion of 1745-6
    • Preface to the Fifth Edition.
    • Preface to the Seventh Edition.
    • Genealogical and Historical Introduction.
    • Chapter 1: Prince Charles’s Voyage and Landing.
    • Chapter II: The Highlanders.
    • Chapter III: The Gathering.
    • Chapter IV: Proceedings of Government.
    • Chapter V: Charles’s Descent upon the Lowlands.
    • Chapter VI: Alarm of Edinburgh.
    • Chapter VII: Charles’s March upon Edinburgh.
    • Chapter VIII: Capture of Edinburgh.
    • Chapter IX: Prince Charles’s Entry into Edinburgh.
    • Chapter X: Cope’s Preparations.
    • Chapter XI: The Prince’s March to Preston.
    • Chapter XII: The Battle of Preston.
    • Chapter XIII: Prince Charles at Holyrood.
    • Chapter XIV: Gathering at Edinburgh.
    • Chapter XV: Invasion of England.
    • Chapter XVI: Retreat to Scotland.
    • Chapter XVII: Prliminaries of the Battle of Falkirk.
    • Chapter XVIII: The Battle of Falkirk.
    • Chapter XIX: Arrival of the Duke of Cumberland.
    • Chapter XX: March to the North.
    • Chapter XXI: Proceedings in the North.
    • Chapter XXII: Preliminaries of the Battle of Culloden.
    • Chapter XXIII: Battle of Culloden.
    • Chapter XXIV: Transactions Immediately After the Battle of Culloden.
    • Chapter XXV: Suppression of the Insurrection.
    • Chapter XXVI: Charles’s Wanderings—The Long Island.
    • Chapter XXVII: Charles’s Wanderings—Skye.
    • Chapter XXVIII: Charles’s Wanderings—The Mainland.
    • Chapter XXIX: Trials and Executions.
    • Chapter XXX: Prince Charles in France.
    • Chapter XXXI: Measures for Prevention of Further Disturbances.
    • Chapter XXXII: Subsequent Life of Prince Charles.
    • Appendix.
    • Preface of Jacobite Memoirs

Cite this Book

Chambers, Robert; Keith Farrell (ed.). History of the Rebellion of 1745-6. Glasgow: Fallen Rook Publishing, January 2016. ISBN 978-0-9926735-9-8.