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Interesting British account of battle of Klushino

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    Posted: 19-Mar-2016 at 16:12
Henry Brereton's account of the battle of Klushino 1610. The joined armies of Russia and Sweden (30-35 thousands soldiers including about 2000 English and Scottish mercenaries) were defeated by Polish army of 6000-7000 soldiers. Quite interesting piece of archaic English:








And his opinion on quality of Polish troops and Russian:



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The account of another Englishman - captain Crale:











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Interesting also that the Poles were still then respecters of the chivalry-bound tradition of professional 
soldiery, & offer to accept the 'mercenaries' into their forces, even if they were not 'good Catholics'..
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The religion of mercenaries wasnt important because that time many Poles were protestants as well. The king and majority of people were catholic, counter-reformation movement was getting stronger but still many favoured protestant religion and their rights were guaranted by so called "Warsaw Confederation Act".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Confederation

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Confederation
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