In this thrilling history, the legendary battle is seen through the eyes and experiences of its participants. It is a history of the people rather than the Prince.
John Prebble was born in the UK in 1915 but spent his boyhood in Canada. He became a journalist in 1934 and went on to become an historian, novelist, film-writer and the author of several highly praised plays and dramatised documentaries for BBC TV and Radio. He became interested in Culloden when he was a boy in a predominantly Scottish township in Canada. He died in January 2001.
"[Culloden] is romantic and tragic, and helped me, as a London boy,
to develop a love of Scotland that lasted my whole life." -- David
Aaronovitch * The Week *
"Prebble and Scotland down the years have become as inseparable as oatcakes and whisky. He has...succeeded in giving the Scots a fresh awareness of their past." * Daily Telegraph *
"One of Prebble's great strengths is his ability to empathise with his subject matter." * Daily Mail *
"Marked by formidable research and passionate commitment to the cause of the poorest." * Spectator *
"One of our leading historians, whose works...are as scholarly as they are readable" * Observer *