Covenanters


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Covenanters

Scottish Presbyterians opposed to Catholicism, episcopacy, and monarchical absolutism.
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This, as you know, is the important point of distinction between the Covenanter and the Cavalier.
And indeed it must be owned that both my scruples and the words in which I declared them, smacked somewhat of the Covenanter, and were little in their place among wild Highland Jacobites.
Andrew Richardson, prosecuting, said the damage was done in the oldest part of the cemetery, where Covenanters from the 17th century were buried.
It was not always this peaceful though - amid these the Covenanters rebelled against Charles II in the famous Pentland rising.
4) As the debate spiralled out of control, Murcot and Harding plunged into discussion about the validity of syllogistic reasoning, while Worth sought to bring closure by publishing his Scripture evidence for baptizing the children of Covenanters.
Hotel staff were told and police were called to the Covenanters Inn in Aberfoyle in the Trossachs in November last year.
And Caledon Covenanters resulted from the dynamism of the ginger group that included Stuart Coles, Donald Wade and Harold Jackson: a minister, a professor and a layman.
Jacobites, of course, came on the scene thirty years after the Commonwealth folded, and the reference to "Lowland Protestants" points to a recurring problem whereby "Protestants" are conflated with hard-line Presbyterians and Covenanters.
In the sixth of this 10-part series, the focus is on the Covenanters and a time, 1638-1688, when the country was riven with religious tension.
In June 2007, Healy became a director of Inchrie Castle Hotel Ltd, formerly the Covenanters Inn.
The play was about the 17th-century Scots Presbyterians called Covenanters.
Colin Kydd lucidly analyses how the religious preoccupations of Episcopalians, Covenanters, and moderate Presbyterians generated differing, and in some cases irreconcilable, views regarding the desirability of uniting the Scottish and English parliaments.