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by James Grant

eBook The Scottish Soldier of Fortune: Their Adventures and Achievements in the Armies of Europe download ISBN: 1410205207
Author: James Grant
Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (April 25, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 340
ePub: 1550 kb
Fb2: 1543 kb
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Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

by. Grant, James, 1822-1887. Soldiers of fortune, Scotland - Biography.

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Details the adventures and achievements during the 16th and 17th centuries of not only Scottish individuals, but in some instances entire Scottish regiments. For generations the old Scots Brigade of immortal memory was the boasted 'Bulwark of Holland'.

Claymore for hire-the story of the Scottish mercenary There have always been mercenaries and some nations have a better temperament for the trade than others. Mercenaries, both historically and present day, have tended to be hardy men from mountainous, uncompromising countries and climates. In an age of families which expected to have numerous sons to ensure a continuation of the line, 'young gentlemen' of the Quentin Durward variety often took to the sword to make their way in the world.

Details the adventures and achievements during the 16th and 17th centuries of not only Scottish individuals, but in some instances entire Scottish regiments. More than 40,000 Scottish soldiers were in action on the continent during this era. Their stories were omitted from most Scottish histories. Scotsmen trained the armies and founded the fleets of Russia. For generations the old Scots Brigade of immortal memory was the boasted 'Bulwark of Holland'. Second to none in war and glory were the Scottish guard of the French Kings-that guard of which only four were left alive when Francis I gave up his sword on the field of Paris.