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King and Covenanter call up their forces and prepare for war. Alexander Leslie returns to Scotland. We look at how the armies are armed and trained, and how Scotland's famous castles held up in the era of gunpowder.


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For this episode, I found the following publications particularly useful:

  • Adams, Goodare, Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions
  • Russell, C The Causes of the English Civil War
  • Kishlansky, M, Monarchy Transformed
  • Macinnes, Allan, The British Revolution, 1629-1660
  • Harris, T. Rebellion 
  • Keynon, Ohlmeyer, The Civil Wars
  • James Miller, ‘The Scottish mercenary as a migrant labourer in Europe, 1550-1650’, in Erik-Jan Zürcher (ed), Fighting for a Living Book Subtitle: A Comparative Study of Military Labour 1500-2000
  • Alexia Grosjean, Steve Murdoch, Alexander Leslie and the Scottish generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648
  • Steve Murdoch (ed), Scotland and the Thirty Years' War

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