Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier By Timothy Newark

13 May

Highlander: The History of the Legendary Highland Soldier, by Timothy Newark.

Timothy Newark’s history of the Highland soldier is a well-researched but limited scope book. That the book is a look into the history of the Highland soldier and not the Highland warrior limits the scope of history that it can cover.

The book begins its history around the Jacobite rebellion of 1745 and continues through the modern day. Each chapter presents a different period or war that the Highlanders fought in for the British Empire.

With pride and ferocity on their side the Highlanders earned a sterling reputation around the world expanding and defending the empires territory from France, to South Africa, to India, back to France and more.

The chapters are short and easy to read, each about 11-15 pages. While each chapter has a unique era or event that it focuses on the book itself isn’t overly connected, but this may just be due to its wide historical range.

Over all, Newarks effort at a Highland soldiers history is a good starting point for those seeking more knowledge but don’t want to commit to such a large affair without learning some basics first.

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