• Sir John Cope and the Rebellion of 1745

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    This is amongst the best evaluative accounts of the role Sir John Cope personally played in the '45 and was published as late as 1898.  It was written by General Sir Robert Cadell KCB who served in the Crimea and India, latterly with the Royal [Madras] Artillery.

    The Cadells were for many years a very important local family living at Cockenzie House and industrial leaders especially for pottery and exploiting the waggonway from Tranent.  The General himself was brought up in Cockenzie.

    The book's particular significance is that General Cadell sought at that late stage to assemble the often conflicting accounts of Cope's campaign and to evaluate them objectively as a senior military officer.  He sought:

    "To give a simple narrative of events - all capable of proof - and thereby to show that song-writers, historians and devines have alike been unjust to a good and gallant officer."

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