From Tartan to General of the Russian Empire : Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries (1635 - 1699) Hardback
by Conrad Swan
This is a book about one of those Scots who were forbidden at the time from serving in their own army as they were Roman Catholic.
As a consequence he is one of many such people from Scotland who served in various European armies. In his case he ended up in a very senior position in the Russian army as an officer who served with great distinction. The book looks at these adventures from a religious as well as a heraldic aspect, as it works through parts of Patrick Gordon's life in these countries which include Sweden, Poland and Russia in the 17th Century.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 92 pages, 4 colour
- Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/12/2017
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9781786230966