Montrose by John Buchan


Montrose is a detailed account of the life of James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose who sought to combine adherence to Scotland’s 1638 National Covenant with loyalty to Charles I. As Charles’s lieutenant-general in Scotland, Montrose was, argues Buchan, a skilful general during a series of Highland and Lowland battles in 1645-46, but who was ultimately thwarted later in 1646 by the disaster of Philiphaugh. Buchan then goes on to consider the aftermath, Montrose’ s new campaign in the North for Charles II after his father’s execution in 1649, and his defeat, betrayal, trial and finally his own execution. A.L. Rouse considered the book to be a masterly historical biography, Buchan’s chief contribution to historical research, written wholly from original sources.

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A hardcover edition with bottle green boards, gilt lettering and unclipped dust jacket. The top edge of the book is painted green and the edges are untrimmed.  There is a previous owner’s paper label on the inside front page. There is foxing and toning throughout but the text is clear and legible.

Now in a protective plastic cover to prevent damage.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons, LTD., London.

First Published September 1928. This edition was reprinted – Date: 1947.

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