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Scots In Swedish Bremen And Verden (1645–1712)

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This chapter analyses two different aspects of Scottish involvement within the Swedish administration of Bremen-Verden. First, it identifies Scottish military and some civic officials and examines their significance. Second, it analyses many of the networks they participated in, that is, their links among each other, with other Swedish-born individuals, as well as with the indigenous population of the duchies. After Sweden's successful occupation of Bremen and Verden in 1645, the territories were firmly included in the Swedish demands alongside Pomerania, and Wismar. Throughout the period of Swedish administration of Bremen-Verden it is possible to identify over one hundred Scottish individuals within the territories, most of them, nevertheless, being there in a sojourning capacity. The fact that Scots formed such a substantial group within the officer corps in Bremen-Verden demonstrates once again the amount of trust put into their skills by the Swedish government in a military vulnerable territory.

Keywords: Bremen; Scottish military; Scottish networks; Swedish administration; Verden

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