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.
"Yes; but the Scots were cruel compatriots for me, sire; they had forced me to forsake the religion of my fathers; they had hung Lord Montrose, the most devoted of my servants, because he was not a Covenanter; and as the poor martyr, to whom they had offered a favor when dying, had asked that his body might be cut into as many pieces as there are cities in Scotland, in order that evidence of his fidelity might be met with everywhere, I could not leave one city, or go into another, without passing under some fragments of a body which had acted, fought, and breathed for me.
Unfortunately for him, the army of the so called 'Covenanters' (as the Presbyterians called themselves) was filled with grim veterans of the wars of religion in Germany, and when they invaded England in 1640 they crushed Charles' army at Newburn and occupied Newcastle until paid a huge sum of money to go back home.
Studies later showed the PoWs had been held captive in the then empty Durham Cathedral following the Battle of Dunbar in 1650 - when the English Parliamentarian army, led by Oliver Cromwell, defeated the Scottish Covenanters in less than an hour in a bloody conflict.
Family History Lanarkshire Family History Society's next meeting on May 10 will be the AGM, after which Dane Love will give a talk on the history of the Scottish Covenanters 1638-88.
It is thought to be the spirit of Sir George MacKenzie, a 17th-century Lord Advocate who persecuted rebel Covenanters. Charlotte Golledge, manager of City of the Dead Tours, said: "People email to let us know what happened to them on the tours.
Royalist resistance appeared in the region of Aberdeen and in the persons of royalist lords, but "Covenanters were decisive while the royalists dithered" (76).
Presbyterians in 1690 Scotland were experiencing division as the unhappy Covenanters, refusing to join the Church of Scotland, broke away.
com HISTORICAL SOCIETY TALK: THE COVENANTERS Date: Thursday 10th November Venue: North Down Museum, Bangor Time: 8pm.
In this address, Dove created a teleology of Scottish nationality, linking the medieval Wars of Independence with the Glorious Revolution of 1688/9, via the Reformation and the Covenanters. This Scottish Sonderweg stands as a powerful example of how nineteenth-century Scots saw their past as holding deep significance for the present, with the Scottish nation standing as England's equal throughout history.
He divides his research of those ordinary Protestants into three topics--"Orangeism," "Covenanters," and "Exodus?"--each a term of a particular narrative.