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Scottish Influence in Russian History
By A. Francis Steuart (1913)
Book transcribed by Alan MacKenzie for which many thanks.


  • Preface

  • Summary of Chief Events in Russian History

  • Chapter I
    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.

  • Chapter II
    The Captives. Commencement of the Colony of the Scots. The foreign Faubourg. Vicissitudes of Scottish Soldiers.

  • Chapter III
    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.

  • Chapter IV
    General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries.

  • Chapter V
    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.

  • Chapter VI
    Collaborators of Peter the Great.

  • Chapter VII
    The Bruce Family in Russia. The escape of General Gordon.

  • Chapter VIII
    Catherine I. Peter II. Marshal Keith. Anna Ivanovna. Other Scots. Elizabeth.

  • Chapter IX
    Scottish Families settled in Russia. The Court Physicians. Rogerson. Other Scots - Sir James Wylie, Count Barclay de Tolly, Lermontoff. Conclusion.

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