McGavin, John J.
Thomas Ker of Redden’s trip to the Low Countries, 1620
Carpenter, Sarah and Dunnigan, Sarah M. (eds.)
"Joyous Sweit Imaginatioun": Essays on Scottish Literature in Honour of R.D.S. Jack.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
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An unpublished and unstudied travel journal, written to store information for social use, gives insight into the spectacula enjoyed by a Scots gentleman abroad, but also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.
||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
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