The first Scot in Russia. Scots in Poland. The English "Society for the
discovery of unknown lands" come to Russia. The embassies of Ivan the
Terrible to England, and his desires. The policy of his successors.
The Captives. Commencement of the Colony of the Scots. The foreign
Faubourg. Vicissitudes of Scottish Soldiers.
The first Romanoffs. Michael Feodorovitch. His son Aleksei Michaelovitch.
Refuses to recognise Cromwell. Influx of Royalist Scots. The Tsar's
marriage to Nathalia Narishkina, niece of a Hamilton.
General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries.
Gordon's hopes from a Catholic king in England. Given permission to
return, leaving his wife and family as hostages. His report to James II.
and VII. His return to Russia, and his service there.