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Colin Kidd: Jacobites, 14 December 2006

1715: The Great Jacobite Rebellion 
by Daniel Szechi.
Yale, 351 pp., £25, June 2006, 0 300 11100 2
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... of the Celtic fringe, had lacked any ideological purchase in an enlightened, commercial England. Daniel Szechi belongs neither to the Peterhouse right nor to the ranks of Scottish nationalists, though he does dedicate his study of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion to the memory of his Scottish grandmother. His most obvious debts are to a pan-British ...

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Tom Nairn: On Culloden, 9 May 1996

... emotion’ figuring in the laments lies in the quick, not the dead. As the American historian Daniel Szechi observed in his study of the war’s European context, The Jacobites: Britain and Europe 1688-1788, most histories of it have been ‘What-ifs ...’ to a degree rarely found elsewhere. Unrequited resentment is the source of this ...

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