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Battle of Auldearn
Part of Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Date May 9, 1645
Location Auldearn, east of Nairn
grid reference NH916554[1]
Coordinates: 57°34′35″N 3°48′43″W / 57.57639°N 3.81194°W / 57.57639; -3.81194
Result Royalist Victory
Belligerents
Royalist Irish and Highland Scots Scots Covenanters
Commanders
Lord Montrose
Alasdair MacColla
Colonel Hurry
Strength
1750 foot, 250 cavalry 3500 foot, 400 cavalry
Casualties and losses
Light 1500

The Battle of Auldearn, an engagement of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, took place on May 9, 1645, in and around the village of Auldearn in Nairn. It was a victory for Montrose and Alasdair MacColla, heading the royalist forces, over a Covenanter army under the command of Sir John Hurry. There is a Bagpipe Piobaireachd to commemorate this battle, Blár Allt Earrann.

References

  1. ^ Site Record for Auldearn, Battle Of Auldearn, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/15539/  

PRIMARY

  • MacDonald, John, Orian Iain Lom. Songs of John MacDonald, Bard of Keppoch, ed. and trans. A. M. Mackenzie, 1964.
  • Ruthven, Patrick Gordon of, A Short Abridgement of Britane's Distemper, 1844.
  • Wishart, George, The Memoirs of James Marquis of Montrose, trans. A. D. Murdoch and H. F. Moorland-Simpson, 1893.

SECONDARY

  • Buchan, J. Montrose, 1938.
  • Cowan, E. J., Montrose. For Covenant and King, 1995.
  • Macleod, R. H., The Battle of Auldearn, 9 May 1645, in The Seventeenth Century in the Highlands, Inverness Field Club, 1986.
  • O'Danachair, C. O., Montrose's Irish Regiments, in Irish Sword, 1959-60.
  • Reid, S., The Campaigns of Montrose, 1990.
  • Stevenson, D., Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the Seventeenth Century, 1980.
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Battle of Auldearn
Part of Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Date May 9, 1645
Location Auldearn, east of Nairn
grid reference NH916554[1]
Coordinates: 57°34′35″N 3°48′43″W / 57.57639°N 3.81194°W / 57.57639; -3.81194
Result Royalist Victory
Belligerents
Royalist Irish and Highland Scots Scots Covenanters
Commanders and leaders
Lord Montrose
Alasdair MacColla
Colonel Hurry
Strength
1750 foot, 250 cavalry 3500 foot, 400 cavalry
Casualties and losses
Light 1500

The Battle of Auldearn, an engagement of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, took place on May 9, 1645, in and around the village of Auldearn in Nairn. It was a victory for Montrose and Alasdair MacColla, heading the royalist forces, over a Covenanter army under the command of Sir John Hurry. There is a Bagpipe Piobaireachd to commemorate this battle, Blár Allt Earrann.

References

  1. ^ Site Record for Auldearn, Battle Of Auldearn, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/15539/ 

PRIMARY

  • MacDonald, John, Orian Iain Lom. Songs of John MacDonald, Bard of Keppoch, ed. and trans. A. M. Mackenzie, 1964.
  • Ruthven, Patrick Gordon of, A Short Abridgement of Britane's Distemper, 1844.
  • Wishart, George, The Memoirs of James Marquis of Montrose, trans. A. D. Murdoch and H. F. Moorland-Simpson, 1893.

SECONDARY

  • Buchan, J. Montrose, 1938.
  • Cowan, E. J., Montrose. For Covenant and King, 1995.
  • Macleod, R. H., The Battle of Auldearn, 9 May 1645, in The Seventeenth Century in the Highlands, Inverness Field Club, 1986 ISBN 9780950261256.
  • O'Danachair, C. O., Montrose's Irish Regiments, in Irish Sword, 1959-60.
  • Reid, S., The Campaigns of Montrose, 1990.
  • Stevenson, D., Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the Seventeenth Century, 1980.


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