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Culloden (Digital Audiobook)

Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire

By Trevor Royle, Tim Bruce (Narrator)

Publication Date: January 2, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (11/8/2016)
MP3 CD (1/3/2017)
MP3 CD (1/3/2017)
Compact Disc (1/3/2017)
Paperback (12/12/2017)
Compact Disc (1/3/2017)

Description

The Battle of Culloden in 1746 has gone down in history as the last major battle fought on British soil: a vicious confrontation between the English Royal Army and the Scottish forces supporting the Stuart claim to the throne. But this wasn't just a conflict between the Scots and the English: the battle was also part of a much larger campaign to protect the British Isles from the growing threat of a French invasion.



In Trevor Royle's vivid and evocative narrative, we are drawn into the ranks, on both sides, alongside doomed Jacobites fighting fellow Scots dressed in the red coats of the Duke of Cumberland's Royal Army. And we meet the Duke himself, a skilled warrior who would gain notoriety because of the reprisals on Highland clans in the battle's aftermath. Royle also takes us beyond the battle as the men of the Royal Army, galvanized by its success at Culloden, expand dramatically and start to fight campaigns overseas in America and India in order to secure British interests. We see the revolutionary use of fighting techniques first implemented at Culloden, and we see the creation of professional fighting forces.


About the Author

British actor and singer Tim Bruce costarred with Phill Jupitus in ITV's popular comedy series Bottom Knocker Street, the West End production of Blood Brothers, the BAFTA-awarded BBC drama Bleak House, and the BBC's long-running Geordie series Byker Grove. He wrote and appeared in the title role of the West End production of William Blake's Divine Humanity (nominated for the Meyer-Whitworth Playwrighting Award, administered by the Royal National Theatre); the feature films Bright Young Things, Remainder, Out of Bounds, the BAFTA-awarded film Supertramp, the RTS award-nominated opera film Boheme; the TV series Hollyoaks, Family Affairs, 55 Degrees North, The Gang the Krays Feared, and Granada's BAFTA award-winning series In Suspicious Circumstances; and numerous operas for Music Theatre London, including the title role of Don Giovanni. A regular voice on BBC and BSkyB, Tim has narrated over seventy audiobooks and was the voice of BSkyB's Channel 996.