Bulwark of the Old Regime: France’s Royal Swedish Regiment in the French and American Revolutions

Author: 

Kent, Neil & Clément Chevalier

Credentials: 

Neil Kent is Professor and Fellow of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge, Author of Crimea: A History, St. Petersburg: A Cultural Guide, A Concise History of the Russian Orthodox Church, and many other books.
Clément Chevalier is a Captain in the French Army and a doctoral candidate in History at the Sorbonne.

In 1740, the French King Louis XV granted his Swedish-led forces the title of Royal Swedish Regiment, for which it received the same privileges as all royal regiments including the protection of the king, new flags, and ordinance. Louis XV acted to fulfill a request of King Fredrik I of Sweden and to demonstrate his satisfaction with the great value shown by the regiment in battle. This intriguing book traces the history of this storied regiment throughout its service, including during the American War of Independence, and up to the time of the French Revolution of 1789.

Market: 
History, Political Science, War Studies, Military History, Europe, France, French Army, Sweden, Louis XV, Eighteenth-Century Studies
Release Date: 
February 15, 2022
ISBN: 
9781680538502
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
250
Illustrations: 
None
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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