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Images - The Hessian Rulers' Trade in Mercenary Soldiers
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1.   Mercenary Troops (1776)
In the eighteenth century, the landgraves of Hesse-Kassel, particularly Frederick II (r. 1760-85), financed their lavish court expenditures and the expansion of their capital of Kassel into a center....
Mercenary Troops (1776)
2.   Johann Gottfried Seume (c. 1800)
On his way to France in 1781, the Saxon writer and traveler Johann Gottfried Seume (1763-1810) fell into the hands of Hessian recruiting officers and was leased, against his will, to King George....
Johann Gottfried Seume (c. 1800)
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