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By Cecil Jenkins

A short background of France tells the tale of the formation of this grand kingdom via its humans, nice occasions, and tradition. once we contemplate France we regularly evoke photographs of excellent nutrients and wine, the stylish boulevards of Paris, and the stylish shorelines of St. Tropez, however the greatest nation in Europe has even more to provide than vacationer points of interest.

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Jeffrey (Cambridge, 1996); J. H. Ohlmeyer, “The Wars of Religion, 1603–1660”, in A Military History of Ireland, ed. Bartlett and Jeffrey; J. Ohlmeyer, The Civil Wars in Ireland (Cambridge, 1993), pp. 5 and 156–8; C. Falls, Elizabeth’s Irish Wars (London, 1996), pp. 76, 108, and 307. 26 R. C. D. thesis, University of Guelph (Canada), 1977. 27 I. R. Bartlett, “Scottish Mercenaries in Europe, 1570–1640: A Study in Attitudes and Policies”, Scottish Tradition, vol. 13 (1984–5), p. 18. 21 22   involvement on the European continent, which lasted from 1573 to 1620.

This led him, for example, to express surprise at the recalcitrance of Louis XIV in returning the regiments to Britain in 1675, when in fact that king was assisting Charles II against English parliamentary opposition to British soldiers in France. Atkinson was also mute regarding the existing relationship between Louis XIV and Lord George Douglas (the future Earl of Dumbarton), who commanded the Scottish regiment in French service. Douglas’s regiment consisted of over 3,000 men, representing two-thirds of the entire British force in France at the time.

W. D. Macray (London, 1868). 18 H. Mackay of Scourie, Life of Lieut. General Hugh Mackay of Scourie, ed. J. Mackay of Rockfield (Edinburgh, 1856). 19 Sir G. Clark, The Later Stuarts, 1660–1714 (Oxford, 1934); J. R. Jones, Charles II Royal Politician (London, 1987); R. Hutton, Charles II (Oxford, 1989); G. Donaldson, Scotland: James V–James VII (Edinburgh, 1976); M. Lynch, Scotland: A New History (London, 1991).  11 diers abroad in his reign have tended to appreciate them from the point of view of the, often quite limited, role they played in Britain in 1688.

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