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William Ruthvens räkenskaper för en fana Skottska Ryttare, 1591–1593; KRA, Militieräkenskaper 1537–1619, 1582/3–1594. Henrich Leiels räkenskaper rörande avlöning for en fana Skottska ryttare. 51 KRA, Militieräkenskaper 1537–1619, 1592/15 and 1593. Kapten Abraham Jungs räkenskaper for Skottska knektar och ryttare 1592–1593. Young’s officers included Alexander Gordon, William Ogilvie, Andrew Moir, and Adam Walker among others. 52 Yet the very presence of these men, whether as individuals or in Scottish units, highlights the growing divergence at the time between Scotland’s official relations with the Swedish royal house and private military engagements with Sweden.

Stevenson, Scotland’s Last Royal Wedding (Edinburgh: 1997), 97. 49 Not being a country renowned for producing cavalry horses, the Scottish troopers had to be loaned their mounts by local farmers on arrival in Sweden — 41 animals for the first 22 men to arrive. 5 for the 41 horses. KRA, Militieräkenskaper 1537–1619, 1591/10. Register över borgares och bönders försträckning av häster till Skottska ryttare. 50 KRA, Militieräkenskaper 1537–1619, 1591/12. William Ruthvens räkenskaper för en fana Skottska Ryttare, 1591–1593; KRA, Militieräkenskaper 1537–1619, 1582/3–1594.

It was not long before he helped the king’s brother Johan to overthrow Erik with Scottish troops, A. Tidner, Ur Erik XIV:s saga (Stockholm: 1910), 176. 32 18 October 1572, letter written in James’ name to King Johan III, RPCS, XIV, Addenda, 289. See also Dow, ‘Ruthven’s army in Sweden and Esthonia’, 3–4 and passim. 33 Dow, ‘Ruthven’s army’, 7–9 and 57. See also a further letter regarding the levy of 300 men for Swedish service under Captain Alexander Campbell, RPCS, II, 237–8. grosjean_f3_9-40 7/25/03 3:53 PM Page 18 18   their use in Swedish intrigues.

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