Thursday, December 18, 2014


Well his name might sound like something the cat coughed up, but Edward Furgols work has proved to be a fantastic resource for this project.

"The Regimental History of the Covenanting Armies; 1639-1651", published by John Donald (ISBN 0 85976 194 0) was built out from Furgols Ph.D thesis at the University of Edinburgh.

I can't state enough how useful this book is.  All the regiments would have been just a never-ending roll of grey figures without this.  His accounts gave the blog some substance, and also a bit of color!

From lumps of lead to hard drinking, hard shagging, hard fighting soldiers!

I've heard he took some criticism from Stuart Reid but then he gets plenty to!


Ian said...

Interesting, mind you Mr Reid seems to have had so much published now. I remember the old days via ECW N&Q's


Scott Dallimore said...

Sounds good! At 45 pound it had better be good!

Rank Bajin said...

Scott - get it second hand or from the library :-)
It is a lot of money.