Covenanters


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Covenanters

Scottish Presbyterians opposed to Catholicism, episcopacy, and monarchical absolutism.
References in classic literature ?
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.
For years, art teacher Falconer Houston made films in and around the town, covering subjects ranging from Covenanters to a Bute potter.
A grim and bloody period in the region's religious history was recounted when Ian McLaughlan spoke about the Covenanters.
Stirling Council archaeologist, Dr Murray Cook will stage a talk alongside Hanneke Booij that will include stories about grave-robbers and Covenanters from the recent Heritage Lottery funded first archaeological investigations in Carron Valley-de Graham's Castle, near Carron Valley reservoir, and Kirk o' Muir.
It helps visitors learn about the people and communities that built or were associated with these important historical places, such as the Romans, the ancient Celts and the Covenanters.
1681 - General Tam Dalyell raises a regiment to suppress Covenanters, which later became the Royal Scots Greys.
It is thought to be the spirit of Sir George MacKenzie, a 17th-century Lord Advocate who persecuted rebel Covenanters.
The Covenanters were decisive while the Royalists dithered" (76).
These two ideas merged in the 17th century when the Scottish Covenanters, opposed to King James IV, adopted the colour to signify their unfading faith.
com HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK: THE COVENANTERS Date: Thursday 10th November Venue: North Down Museum, Bangor Time: 8pm.
Covenanters were the nearly half a million Ulster Protestants (male and female) who on or before 28 September 1912 promised to resist the Home Rule Bill that was about to become the Home Rule Act.