Thomas Ker of Redden’s trip to the Low Countries, 1620

McGavin, John J. (2007) Thomas Ker of Redden’s trip to the Low Countries, 1620. In, Carpenter, Sarah and Dunnigan, Sarah M. (eds.) "Joyous Sweit Imaginatioun": Essays on Scottish Literature in Honour of R.D.S. Jack. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Rodopi, 155-175.


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An unpublished and unstudied travel journal, written to store information for social use, gives insight into the spectacula enjoyed by a Scots gentleman abroad, but also proves an unconscious witness to Prince Maurits of the Netherlands’ preparations for war, and to high-level, if possibly opportunistic, British intelligence gathering.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9789042023130 (paperback)
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Keywords: travel, low countries, sir robert ker, thomas ker, drummond of hawthornden, prince maurits, intelligence gathering, king charles I, spectacula, visual aesthetic, ceremonial entry, relics, thirty years’ war, palatinate, painting, architecture, military strategy, information
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
D History General and Old World > DH Netherlands (The Low Countries)
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > English
ePrint ID: 63469
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:45

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