Scottish Armies

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Scotland In The Early Modern Era - Warfare
... In the later Middle Ages, Scottish armies were assembled on the basis of common service, feudal obligations and money contracts of bonds of manrent ... cavalry had begun to disappear from Scottish armies and the Scots fielded relatively large numbers of light horse, often drawn from the borders ... Scottish ships had some success against privateers, accompanied the king on his expeditions in the islands and intervened in conflicts Scandinavia and the Baltic, but were sold after the Flodden campaign and after ...
Military Of Scotland - History Prior To The Union - Scottish Armies
... These armies rarely managed to stand up to the usually larger and more professional armies produced by England, but they were used to good effect by Robert I of ... After the Wars of Scottish Independence, the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France played a large part in the country's military activities, especially during the Hundred Years' War ... became much sought after as mercenaries in French armies of the 15th century in order to help counter the English superiority in this arm, becoming a major element of the French ...

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