Surname First Name
BRUCE HENRY, HARRY
Title/Rank Nationality
CAPTAIN SCOT
Region Social Status
OFFICER
Education Religion
 
Service Record
COUNTRY LOCATION ARRIVED RANK A DEPARTED RANK B CAPACITY PURPOSE
SWEDEN SWEDISH ARMY 1612-08-01 CAPTAIN 1612-12-12 CAPTAIN OFFICER MILITARY
DENMARK-NORWAY NORWAY 1612-08-01 CAPTAIN 1612-12-12 CAPTAIN PRISONER MISC
 
Text Source

Henry Bruce arrived with Alexander Ramsay [SSNE 230] in the Scottish force that was attacked and massacred at Kringen in Norway in 1612. Neither James VI nor Christian IV had any charge against him. One source noted Bruce as a lieutenant. Apparently he was returned home after a summary interrogation by Robert Anstruther [SSNE 1472]. ........................................................................... T. Michell, History of the Scottish Expedition to Norway in 1612, (Christiania, 1886), pp.142-3, 157-9, 177-8; T. Riis, Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot (Odense, 1988), p.110; T. Mathison, Fra Bondeoppbud til Legdshaer, (Oslo, 1952), pp.120-1.

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Published to the internet by the University of St Andrews, November 2004
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