Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45 (Paperback)

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They were modern men, the soldiers of the '45: doctors and lawyers, students and teachers, gardeners and weavers. These are the men often written out of history, or else depicted as gallant but misguided fools.

But in reality they were children of the Age of Reason, they wrote poetry, discussed the latest ideas in philosophy and science - and rose in armed rebellion against the might of the British crown and government.

Many faced agonising personal dilemmas before committing themselves to Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Cause. Few had any illusions about the consequences of failure. Many met their date with destiny on Culloden Moor, players in a global conflict that shaped the world we live in today.

Combining meticulous research with entertaining and stylish delivery, Maggie Craig tells the dramatic and moving stories of the men who were willing to risk everything for their vision of a better future for themselves, their families and Scotland.

'A superbly structured work, written with passion and conviction' Scots Magazine

'Deftly told' The Herald

About the Author

Maggie Craig is the author of the acclaimed Damn' Rebel Bitches: The Women of the '45 and Bare-Arsed Banditti: The Men of the '45, When the Clyde Ran Red, as well as several historical novels set in Glasgow and Edinburgh. A native of Glasgow, she now lives with her husband and two children in Aberdeenshire.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781910948309
ISBN-10: 1910948306
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing
Publication Date: July 10th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English