Scots, Britons and Europeans: Scottish Military Service, c.1739–1783

TitleScots, Britons and Europeans: Scottish Military Service, c.1739–1783
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsConway, Stephen
JournalHistorical Research
Volume82
Issue215
Pagination114–130
Date Published04/17/2008
Abstract

This article explores eighteenth-century Scottish military service in a way that moves beyond debates about its role in the formation of Britishness. It makes some comparisons with Irish experience, and argues that many Scottish soldiers of the time were part of a wider European fraternity of military men. A study of their lives provides us with a window onto a comparatively neglected bigger subject – European consciousness among the eighteenth-century British and Irish.

URLhttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2281.2008.00458
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