Monday, 10 August 2015

Hessians in the UK

People know about the Hessians and the American Revolution but what people dont realise is there is a long tradition of using the Hessian's skills as auxiliaries  and it went on for some years. Hessians were brought over in the Jacobite Rebellion (see image) and in the early part of the Seven Years War to counter French invasion plans. Image from here
See the Penicuik drawings the above artwork is based on here

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