This translation of the memoirs of a German mercenary who lived in
Russia throughout the first decade of the 17th-century, makes
available a unique eye-witness account of the "Time of Troubles"
(1598-1613). Conrad Bussow (1552-1617), a soldier of fortune from
Lower Saxony, spent most of his career in foreign service. He
arrived in Russia in 1600 and spent the next 11 years serving under
a variety of rulers and rebel leaders. He witnessed many of the... more...