Talk:Battle of Culloden
Encouragement from a Military editor.
Good stuff. Are you considering a "capstone" article to link the various battles? Anything you might like checked, such as weapons?
- I have in mind an article on Jacobitism which would include sub-sections on the Jacobite Rebellions of 1715 and of 1745 in whch the principle military engagements would be mentioned and linked. Those principle engagements are:
- Battle of Killiekrankie (1689)
- Massacre of Glencoe (1692) - this article already exists as a stub or intro
- Battle of Sheriffmuir (1715)
- Battle of Prestonpans (1745)
- Battle of Culloden (1746)
- There was also an engagement at Falkirk in 1746 and, earlier, at Glenshiel in 1719 as part of a smaller uprising at that time. It is of course also possible that the Rebellions of 1715 and 1745-46 could eventually be expanded into their own, separate articles.
- One of my concerns is to not adopt the superficial approach which holds that the debacle at Culloden spelled the end of the Jacobite cause. I was careful in the intro section to the present article to note that it was only in conjunction with the following repressive measures (themselves over-exaggerated by the modern-day Romantics), and especially the enormous cultural levelling effects of the Industrial Revolution which finally brought an end to the Stuart cause.
- As well, it is important to remember that Jacobitism (I am following the usage in the Oxford Companion to Scottish History in adopting that term even though it is not an -ism in the traditional sense) took various forms in different places and at different times.
- Finally, standing at the "head" of all are the extrememly important events of the Glorious Revolution.
- James F. Perry 23:29, 13 October 2008 (UTC)
- Have you worked with the "Related Articles" page, which, I find, is a way to set up an outline? It's best (I'll set up an example) to use R-templates rather than links, because you can then just fill in a definition of a few words without having to set up an article. Don't feel constrained by the structure in the default page. Howard C. Berkowitz 01:26, 14 October 2008 (UTC)