The Invasion of 1745 - The Drama in Lancashire and Cheshire, by Peter J.C. Smith

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The Invasion of 1745 - The Drama in Lancashire and Cheshire, by Peter J.C. Smith

The Invasion of 1745 - The Drama in Lancashire and Cheshire, by Peter J.C. Smith

Booklet published by Neil Richardson in 1993, 50 pages. A4 size booklet (N4077P1)

This booklet provides an account of the invasion of the North West of England by the 'Young Pretender', Bonnie Prince Charlie, in 1745. Prince Charles was pursuing his claim to the English throne as the Stuart King, and had assembled an army (with French aid) to invade England, and this booklet charts the events of the invasion in and around Lancashire and Cheshire during that campaign. Sections include:

  • The Advance begins
  • Raising the Militia
  • A roll of drums
  • To defend the Mersey
  • On to Manchester
  • The occupation of Manchester
  • Levying the contributions
  • The King's Army
  • Into Cheshire
  • Derby and retreat
  • Back to Manchester
  • The pursuit
  • The action at Clifton
  • Carlisle again

The booklet is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs and maps.

Condition of the booklet is excellent. The cover is clean and bright, the staple spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. Has an old price printed on the front cover and small price sticker on the rear side

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