See also:body of
See also:household troops originally raised by the
See also:Ivan the Terrible in the
See also:middle of the 16th century . They numbered 40,000 to 50,000
See also:infantry, and formed the greater
See also:part of the Russian armies in the warsof the 16th and 17th centuries . They were a fierce and
See also:ill-disciplined force, individually brave and cruel in war, and almost ungovernable in peace . Their mutinies were frequent and dangerous, and at last, in 1682, an unusually serious out-break led
See also:Peter the
See also:Great to compass the abolition of the force . The
See also:Strelitz were gradually
See also:drawn to the western frontier of Russia, and in 1698 they
See also:rose in
See also:mutiny for the last
See also:time . Crushed in
See also:battle by Peter's general, Patrick
See also:Gordon, they ceased to exist as a military force, and about 2000 of them who fell into the hands of the tsar were barbarously tortured and put to
See also:death .
GEORGE EDMUND STREET (1824-1881)
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