02.07 - ‘No Matter What Master We Serve’

Pax Britannica: A History of the British Empire show

Summary: Veterans of the Thirty Years War were invaluable in the early Wars of the Three Kingdoms, and this episode looks at why. Why did so many Scots sign up to fight on the continent? Gold? Glory? Escaping a debt? Because they were arrested and forced to? All of the above. Check out the podcast website Check out Pax Britannica Merch! Facebook | Twitter | Patreon | Donate For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful: Keynon, Ohlmeyer, The Civil Wars MacKenzie, Kirsteen, The Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms and the Cromwellian Union, 1643-1663 Miller, James, 'The Scottish mercenary as a migrant labourer in Europe, 1550-1650', in Zürcher, Erik-Jan (ed.), Fighting for a Living: A Comparative Study of Military Labour 1500-2000 Murdoch, Steven and Grosjean, Alexia, Alexander Leslie and the Scottish generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 Murdoch, Steven, Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648  For a full bibliography, see the website. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices