A Jacobite Exile: Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles XII of Sweden (1894)
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A Jacobite Exile: Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles XII of Sweden (1894)

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This adventure novel centers on a young man in the service of King Charles the XII of Sweden. Sir Marmaduke Carstairs is a Jacobite who is denounced as a plotter against King William. He and his son Charlie flee to Sweden. Charlie joins the foreign legion and is honored by his service in several campaigns against the Poles and Russians. (Jacobite refers to a political move...more
Paperback, 404 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1894)
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Not the best writer but interesting and pure history. This one was about Charles XII of Sweden. Interesting character. He liked to wrestle bears for sport but lost ground to Peter the Great where St. Petersburg now exists.
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