- Dear Mike,
I'm not sure about the origin during the
Hundred's Years War, I'll have to look at the
links the other person posted, but this is
something my husband and I have been researching
for a while. It was originally Archers for the
French King that were Scots and became the
full-fledged Guard D'Escossais in the late 15th,
early 16th century. There is a copy of the
original charter & info about the king who
started it on the Library of France's national
website - there are many e-books on this site and
I am working on translating the bit in this one
book about the Scots Guards.
But I do know in the 16th century, serving in the
French Scots Guards was something that quite a
few well-born Scotsmen did as part of their
Continental education. Indeed, the Guardsman who
accidentally fatally wounded the French King
during a tournament was the son of Scots
Guardsman. I don't have all my resources to hand
right now, but will re-post later this evening
with better info & dates & links to sites.
I also have a couple of good articles that I can
send you if you are interested (there is also
even a bizarre link between the Masons and the
French Scots Guard.....).
I'll post more later tonight.
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:39:03 -0000__________________________________
> From: "Mike Labny" <mikecfi@...>
> Subject: Honor Guard?
> Many years ago I was told about a Scottish
> honor guard/body guard
> for the Dauphin during the hundred years war.
> The individual who
> told me of this unit had no resources he could
> name, but I found the
> idea appealing from a persona standpoint.
> Lately I have been
> following up on the incomplete research I have
> done in many areas,
> and this is one I would like to know more
> Has anyone heard of such a thing? Does anyone
> know of any resources
> which reference this unit? Was it just a nice
> story? Please help.
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