Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

By: James M. Miller

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Hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustjacket. First edition, pp 288, b&w illustrations, index. In 1612, George Sinclair, an illegitimate son of a Caithness laird, became a Norwegian national hero. Along with almost 300 of his followers, Sinclair was killed in an ambush in Norway while marching to join the king of Sweden's army. Sinclair has legendary status in Norway but has been almost totally forgotten at home, just as the memory of thousands of other Scots who served as mercenaries in the armies of Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries has faded into obscurity. In this book, James Miller tells how a considerable proportion of the able-bodied male population of Scotland at one time sought service on behalf of almost every dynasty and monarch on the continent. Some were fleeing from justice, others went to seek fame and fortune - and found it.

Title: Swords for Hire: The Scottish Mercenary

Author Name: James M. Miller

Categories: Scottish History, Scottish Regiments, Military History,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Birlinn: 2007

ISBN Number: 1841584460

ISBN Number 13: 9781841584461

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 005603

Keywords: History, Scottish History,