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Thread #162666   Message #3945803
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
23-Aug-18 - 07:34 AM
Thread Name: New Book: Folk Song in England
Subject: RE: New Book: Folk Song in England
Something that came up while researching the covenanters/wars of the three kingdoms in the 17th century (background to the mill at Fyvie, there having been a battle at Fyvie Castle itself and a massacre at Aberdeen) was how many Scottish people were mercenaries in Europe. I wondered how far this might explain Child's finding of ballads in Sweden that were similar to English/Scottish ones. Might this result from the 17th century or are the sources he gives too early in relevant cases?