Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Book cover.

Scottish Soldiers in France

in the Reign of the Sun King

By Dr Matthew Glozier
Louis XIV, the Sun King, and the complex relationship of expatriate Scottish soldiers across the continent, with a focus on France. This is part of the ongoing History of Warfare series and was released as volume 24 in May 2004.

Back cover information:
This volume examines the role and significance of Scottish soldiers in France in the age of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The study examines the complex relationship of expatriate Scottish soldiers to their homeland and native sovereign, within the context of a changing environment for military employment. The amity of the so-called 'auld' alliance meant little in an age of rapid development in the relationship between armies and the states they served. Caught in the middle were a number of Scots, attempting to perpetuate traditional modes of employment abroad. They found themselves the target of increasing pressures to commit wholeheartedly to one employer or another.

The book surveys the history of Scottish soldiers' service on the continent generally, and in France in particular by examining the specific conditions of military service there in the Sun King's reign with a special focus on the soldiers of the regiment of George Douglas, Earl of Dumbarton.

All those interested in war, society and culture in France and Britain in the early modern period, anglo-French diplomatic, military and social links and the changing face of armies.

Matthew Glozier, Ph.D. (2002) in History, University of Western Sydney (Australia), is an Hon. Research Associate, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney. He has published widely on Scottish and Huguenot soldiers, society and culture, including The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution of 1688 (Sussex, 2003).

The book - Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King by Dr Matthew R Glozier - is a worthy addition to the History of Warfare series.

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History of Warfare 
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Founding editors: Theresa Vann and Paul Chevedden 
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Exercise of Arms v1 ISBN 9004107274
Technology, Disease and Colonial Conquests, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries v2 ISBN 9004117458
Conquest and Resistance v3 ISBN 9004117431
Love, War and the Grail v4 ISBN 9004120149
The Development of the Komnenian Army: 1081-1180 v5 ISBN 9004117105
Scotland and the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648 v6 ISBN 9004120866
The Netherlands and World War I v7 ISBN 9004122435
A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology v8 ISBN 9004122273
Artful Armies, Beautiful Battles v9 ISBN 9004115889
From Criminal to Courtier v10 ISBN 9004123695
The Chivalric Ethos and the Development of Military Professionalism v11 ISBN 9004120955
The Knight and the Blast Furnace v12 ISBN 9004124985
Crusaders, Condottieri, and Cannon v13 ISBN 9004125531
The Military and Society in Russia, 1450-1917 v14 ISBN 9004122737
Fighting for Identity v15 ISBN 9004128239
World Military History Bibliography CD-Rom.
Premodern and Nonwestern Military Institutions and Warfare v16. World Military History Bibliography
Military Governors and Imperial Frontiers c. 1600-1800 v17 ISBN 9004129707
Princes, Posts and Partisans v18 ISBN 9004131760
Uncovered Fields v20 ISBN 9004132643
Scots in Habsburg Service, 1618-1648 v21 ISBN 9004135758
Regulating Religion and Morality in the King's Armies 1639-1646 v22 ISBN 9004131701
Neptune and the Netherlands v23 ISBN 9004138501
Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King  v24 ISBN 900413865X
The Hundred Years War v25 ISBN 9004139699

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The Huguenot Soldiers of William of Orange and the Glorious Revolution of 1688
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