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Alexander Leslie and the Scottish Generals of the Thirty by Alexia Grosjean

By Alexia Grosjean

Box Marshal Alexander Leslie used to be the top rating commander from the British Isles to serve within the Thirty Years’ battle. even though Leslie’s existence presents the thread that runs via this paintings, the authors use his tale to discover the affects of the Thirty Years’ struggle, the British Civil Wars and the age of army Revolution.

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84 Covertly and against his obligations to Christian, James also allowed James Spens’s Swedish levy to go ahead. Spens was a long-standing acquaintance of the Stuart king and, although militarily unsuccessful as one of the ‘Lewis Adventurers’ in the 1590s, his rise in Sweden was meteoric. 89 King James had also made it clear that regardless of his alliance with the Oldenburgs, Sweden was a serious player in the politics of Northern Europe and a power which he, through the activities of General Spens, was quite happy to support.

8 Instead, his early military career is usually situated on the continent rather than in a British Isles context. There was, indeed, a variety of options available to Scots who, like Leslie, sought a career as a professional soldier abroad in the early modern period, and there were equally a number of motivations fuelling their participation in overseas military ventures. 9 Definitive evidence is again lacking, but this period certainly equates to the speculative early service in the Low Countries which previous generations of scholars unfamiliar with Leslie’s fosterage ties to Glenorchy have alluded to.

57 The British expeditionary force was eventually composed of two English and one Scottish regiments and fell under the overall command of General Sir Edward Cecil. 58 Cecil received instructions to organize the logistics of transporting this expeditionary force to Cleves, a considerably easier task than moving fresh soldiers to Germany from Fife or Yorkshire. 62 This specific service would soon after pay dividends in his future promotion. The storming of Jülich did not end the tension in the region and trouble reemerged over the duchies of Cleves and Berg.

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