In this last volume of his
remarkable trilogy Raymond Campbell Paterson continues his vivid narrative
and his personal assessment of Scottish warfare across the centuries. He
outlines the origins of the Wars of the Covenant; he analyses the effects
of the policies of James VI and Charles I, and he gives a detailed
overview of the political relationship between the kingdoms of Scotland,
England and Ireland.
We are made aware of the
changes in military science that had developed since the earlier wars
between England and Scotland, and we are brought face-to-face with the
impact of a fifty-year conflict on Scottish society.