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Featured battle : Halidon Hill
Part of Anglo-Scottish Wars
Date : 19 July 1333
The English laying seige to Berwick were posted on Halidon Hill. Alexander Douglas leading the Scots attacked the English in an attempt to raised the seige. The awful terrain and the accuracy of the English archers lead to a blood bath. The routed Scots were pursued until nightfall.
Featured review :
Waterloo Archive Volume III: British Sources
Gareth Glover [Ed]
Just like the first two volumes another fascinating read. There are many many books which give one the strategy, and an over view of the action in the battle, some excellent in their way. But these volumes tell us, or more correctly the men themselves tell us, about real lives of real individuals who were involved in that momentous event. If you want to know who fought Quatre-Bras and Waterloo then these volumes tell you of some of the men. We can guess that most of the others, whose voices are not recorded, had similar varied lives. Also in the three British sourced volumes there are eight superb illustrations reproduced from William Mudford's history of Waterloo published in 1817. If you want to know the men read these books.
Frontline Books, Pen & Sword Books Ltd., 2011
Reviewed : 2015-02-03 20:01:50