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(1815) Author: Matthew Consett - Tema: Sápmi and the Sami
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The next day we waited upon Sir
Thomas Wroughton, who is the English
minister resident at this court; a gentleman
of great politeness and affability, who fills
that department with much credit to
himself, and honour to his country.

On Saturday the 10th we made a party
to view the citadel, an ancient building,
where may be seen the royal armory,
colours, and other trophies worthy of
observation, taken by the military heroes
of the nation. The curiosities which we
thought most remarkable, were Charles
the XII.’s shirt, coat, boots, and gloves,
which he wore at the time when he was
killed at the siege of Fredrickshall. The
regimental coat is of a dark blue colour,
with large round gilt buttons; the waistcoat
and breeches yellow; his shirt fine, but
plain; a black plain cravat; his boots very
strong and long, with square toes and steel
spurs; his gloves made of very strong
leather, with stiff tops; the hat also which
he wore that day was shot through above
the right eye,——a shot which killed him
upon the spot. Various are the conjectures,
even to this day, concerning the fall of that

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