By Kathrin Zickermann
In around the German Sea: Early sleek Scottish Connections with the broader Elbe-Weser area Zickermann analyses the economic, maritime and army family members among Scotland and the German towns (Hamburg, Bremen) and territories (Bremen and Verden, Holstein, Braunschweig-Lüneburg) situated along the reduce elements of the rivers Elbe and Weser. in keeping with a wealth of British, German and Scandinavian archival fabric, the examine demonstrates the significance of the quarter for Scottish commodity alternate and community construction throughout political borders, when contributing considerably to our figuring out of the formation of Scottish groups in a foreign country. It additionally exhibits that Scottish advertisement, political, army and spiritual actions in the area – which featured a Danish-Norwegian and Swedish measurement - have been intertwined and can't be studied in isolation.
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2 Ortwin Pelc, ‘Vor den Toren: Die Grenze zwischen Stadt und Land in SchleswigHolstein vom 12. bis 19. ), Grenzen in der Geschichte, 185–209. 16 chapter one the outside world. The rivers effectively extended the North Sea and as such facilitated an intake of foreign merchants and entrepreneurs, whose length of stay ranged from a few days to several years or a lifetime. In addition, major routes between the North Sea and the Baltic region and into the Holy Roman Empire merged in the region, converting it into one of Europe’s most significant transit zones.
Notably, the denomination of these services was not specified in the contract. 38 Thus, the company’s church was—at least in theory— able to house a vast spectrum of Anglicanism which might encompass all from Low-church puritans to high Anglo-Catholics. Its minister would have been permitted to conduct reformed services. Although the Adventurers’ favourable trade privileges restricted their activities, Hamburg’s merchants continued to engage themselves in trade with England. They imported commodities from London and Dover including hosieries, leather, skins, wool and colonial products, as well as stone coal (from Newcastle).
96 By this time Morgan had moved his camp to the conjunction of the rivers Weser and Aller, emphasising once again 88 TNA, SP75/8, fol. 76–77, Anstruther to Conway, Altona, 20 April 1627. 89 Steve Murdoch, The Terror of the Seas? Scottish Maritime Warfare, 1513–1713 (Leiden/ Boston, 2010), 181. 90 TNA, SP 75/8 fol. A. Beller, ‘The Military Expedition of Sir Charles Morgan to Germany, 1627–9’, The English Historical Review, vol. 43 (1928), 528–530; Murdoch, Britain, Denmark-Norway and the House of Stuart, 68.
Across the German Sea: Early Modern Scottish Connections with the Wider Elbe-Weser Region by Kathrin Zickermann