| 1632 series |
POD: May, 1631
|Appearance(s):||1632 through ?|
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Created by:||Eric Flint|
While in Thuringia searching for Balthazar Abrabanel to bring funds from the Dutch Republic for Gustav's war effort. A few days after the Ring of Fire, Lennox, Mackay, and their men were scouting near the town, inspecting the result of a recent bloody attack, when Mackay noticed that the landscape of the countryside had changed slightly. One of his scouts reported something strange at a nearby farm. Here they found a mass grave, and a warning from the UMWA. After exhuming a mass grave (while pondering just who "the Umwa" was), the cavalry were astonished to find several corpses, heavily damaged by gunshots. The patrol was then surprised by American miners. However, when they learned that they shared a common language with the Scots, and that many were of Scottish descent themselves, the two groups made an easy peace.
After Mackay made an alliance with Grantville to protect southern Thuringia, Lennox participated in the Battle of the Crapper where he witnessed first-hand the sheer firepower of the Americans' modern firearms. He maintained a steely demeanor, in contrast to the other Scottish cavalry who were deeply shocked and surprised.
Lennox continued serving with the Americans through some of the military conflicts up to 1632. He viewed the Americans as "daft" on several levels, but nonetheless found much to admire about them.
In 1634, as a member of the USE Marine Corps cavalry, he was attached to the USE embassy in Venice. When it was discovered that Frank, Ron, and Gerry Stone had left Venice, presumably to take part in an attempt to rescue Galileo Galilei, Lennox, Augustus Heinzerling, and a detachment of Marines were sent after them. Lennox and Heinzerling were able to bluff their way into getting good seats at Galileo's trial, taking the chance that the full dress uniform of a Marine cavalry officer would not be recognized as a USE uniform. While there, he blocked the shot that Michel Ducos took at Pope Urban VIII. His dress cuirass took the force of the bullet, though he was quite annoyed that it had cracked in doing so, as "decent proof plate" would not have.
In late 1634, Major Lennox was sent to Scotland where he met with some of the party of escapees from the tower of London.