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Friday, 30 December 2011

Prestonpans part 2

Both Osprey publications on this battle note that it was one of the first recorded success of infantry charging cavalry! When the Jacobites charged the British line, they accidently parted their line as they charged. Rather than hitting the infantry to their front, they actually hit the cavalry on the flanks. The British horse was rather suprised and bolted. Once this happened, the Jacobites then turned in on the British infantry who being rather poorly trained and having the psychological effect of a Highland charge in turn ran.

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