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Celtic Culture in Words and Music

The Royal Scots

The Royal Scots
Item# 1845960882

Product Description

Author: Trevor Royle

Publisher: Mainstream

The Royal Scots are Scotland's oldest infantry regiment, with a history that stretches back to 1633, when they were first raised to serve under King Louis XIII of France. During the reign of King Charles II, they returned to British service and have since been involved in all the major wars fought by the British Army in the eighteenth , nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

This first concise history of the regiment is based largely on the memories of several generations of Royal Scots - men like Private McBane, who carried his three-year-old son into battle at Malplaquet, and Private Begbie, one of the youngest soldiers to serve in the First World War.