Playing the Scottish Card: The Franco-Jacobite Invasion of 1708

Playing the Scottish Card: The Franco-Jacobite Invasion of 1708 by John S. Gibson

Title: Playing the Scottish Card: The Franco-Jacobite Invasion of 1708
Author: John S. Gibson
ISBN10: 085224567X
ISBN13: 978-0852245675
Publisher: Edinburgh Univ Pr (November 1, 1988)
Language: English
Subcategory: Europe
Size PDF: 1599 kb
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Rating: 3.5/5
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Pages: 169 pages
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Playing the Scottish Card: The Franco-Jacobite Invasion of 1708 by John S. Gibson


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This is a narrative account of the actions and events which led up to and followed the attempted Franco-Scottish invasion of 1708. The author tells the story from the initial clandestine meetings of the conspirators to the ambivalent retreat of the French forces after their unsuccessful attempt to land on the Scottish shore. Using new material from French archives and from the Irishman Nathaniel Hooke, John Gibson's account brings to life the people and the events of an incident which could have changed the whole course of British history.