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Unknown Soldiers Podcast Episodes 11-14, The Jacobite Wars Series: Sources

Hi, everyone. For the entire month of November, my podcast will revolve around the Jacobite Wars, particularly the events of 1745-1746 - the last Highland Uprising, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Battle of Culloden. I have decided to put my entire source list in one enormous post where everyone can find it. This is non-specific per episode; I used these sources across the entirety of Episodes 11-14 in addition to all the supplemental short rounds, so making individual source posts would be a waste of time and energy.

What follows are ALL the sources I used for this series. From some, I consulted the entire book; from some, I only got details and used certain chapters. But I read most of them and read at least part of all of them. (And it was a lot of reading. I wanted to get this right.) I hope you guys enjoy the story, and look forward to all your feedback!

My recommendation, if this is a subject you want to learn about? I would recommend starting with the best all-around academic work, which is Daniel Szechi's The Jacobites: Britain and Europe, 1688-1788. If that's too academic, Arthur Herman's How the Scots Invented the Modern World is a great popular history work that doesn't just focus on the '45 but spans everything from Scotland in the 1680s to the Industrial Revolution and everything in between. Worth the read.


Barthorp, Michael. The Jacobite Rebellions 1689–1745. Oxford: Osprey, 1982.

Black, Jeremy. Britain as a Military Power, 1688-1815. London: Routledge, 1999.

Black, Jeremy. Culloden and the ’45. London: Sutton, 2000.

Black, Jeremy. Eighteenth-Century Britain, 1688-1783. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2001.

Brewer, John. The Sinews of Power: War, Money, and the English State, 1688-1783. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.

Craig, Maggie. Damn Rebel Bitches: The Women of the ’45. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing, 1997.

Duffy, Christopher. The '45: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Untold Story of the Jacobite Rising. London: Phoenix Press, 2007.

Duffy, Christopher. The Military Experience in the Age of Reason. London: Routledge, 1987.

Fraser, Sarah. The Last Highlander: Scotland's Most Notorious Clan Chief, Rebel and Double Agent. London: HarperCollins, 2012.

Herman, Arthur. How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World and Everything in It. New York: Crown, 2002.

Hill, J. Michael. “Gaelic Warfare, 1453-1815” in Jeremy Black, ed. European Warfare, 1453-1815. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 1999.

Holmes, Richard. Redcoat: The British Soldier in the Age of Horse and Musket. HarperCollins, 2002.

Lenman, Bruce. The Jacobite Risings in Britain 1689–1746. London: Methuen, 1980.

McLynn, Frank. Charles Edward Stuart: A Tragedy in Many Acts. London: Routledge, 1988.

McLynn, Frank. The Jacobites. London: Routledge, 1985.

McLynn, Frank. "Issues and Motives in the Jacobite Rising of 1745". The Eighteenth Century 23, no. 2 (Spring 1982): 97-133.

McLynn, Frank. “The Ideology of Jacobitism.” History of European Ideas 6, no. 2 (1985): 173-188.

Pittock, Murray. Jacobitism. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998.

Pollard, Tony, ed. Culloden: The History and Archaeology of the Last Clan Battle. Barnsley, UK: Pen and Sword, 2009.

Reid, Stuart. British Redcoat 1740–1793. London: Osprey, 1996.

Reid, Stuart. Culloden Moor 1746: The Death of the Jacobite Cause. Oxford: Osprey, 2002.

Reid, Stuart. Cumberland’s Culloden Army 1745-46. Oxford: Osprey, 2012.

Reid, Stuart. The Scottish Jacobite Army 1745–46. Oxford: Osprey, 2006.

Riding, Jacqueline (2016). Jacobites: A New History of the ‘45 Rebellion. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

Roberts, John (2002). The Jacobite Wars: Scotland and the Military Campaigns of 1715 and 1745. Edinburgh University Press.

Royle, Trevor (2016). Culloden; Scotland's Last Battle and the Forging of the British Empire. Little, Brown.

Scott, Walter. Waverley; or, ‘Tis Sixty Years Since. Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1814.

Stewart, James A, Jr. “Highland Motives in the Jacobite Rising of 1745-46: 'Forcing Out,' Traditional Documentation and Gaelic Poetry.” Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, Vol. 20/21 (2000/2001): 141-173.

Szechi, Daniel. The Jacobites: Britain and Europe, 1688–1788. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1994.

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