Alexander Leslie and the Scottish generals of the Thirty Years' War, 1618-1648

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Field Marshal Alexander Leslie was the highest ranking commander from the British Isles to serve in the Thirty Years’ War. Though Leslie’s life provides the thread that runs through this work, the authors use his story to explore the impacts of the Thirty Years’ War, the British Civil Wars and the age of Military Revolution. Based on research from archival material from across Europe, Murdoch and Grosjean are able to explore how Leslie and his fellow officers brought a unique set of cultural and societal factors to the European theatre of war. Their new level of professionalism, learned on the battlefields of central Europe, is set alongside their close kin networks and cultural loyalty both on and off the battlefield.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering and Chatto
Number of pages304
ISBN (Electronic)9781315654133
ISBN (Print)9781848934672, 9781138663145
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2014

Publication series

NameWarfare, society and culture


  • Military history
  • Scottish History, early modern history
  • English history
  • Swedish history
  • Swedish army
  • French history
  • Dutch history
  • Danish history
  • Early modern history
  • Early modern Scotland
  • Alexander Leslie
  • Scottish Army


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