Saturday, 9 February 2008

Mackay Family History

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Mackay's Regiment. Europe in the first half of the 17th century was gripped by the 30 Years' War, a conflict that began as a minor rebellion in Bohemia and finished as a struggle between the great powers France and Spain. Though the Scottish kingdom managed to stay out of the war, Scotsmen did become engaged. In 1626 Donald Mackay of Farr obtained a licence from Charles I to levy 3000 Scots soldiers to defend the Protestant faith and fight for the king's sister Elizabeth, wife of the deposed Protestant king of Bohemia.

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