A Scots Earl In Covenanting Times

Autore: John Willcock
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Scottish Parliament Under Charles Ii 1660 1685

Autore: Gillian MacIntosh
Editore: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630538
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On 14 May 1660, Charles II, restored to the throne of his father, was proclaimed king of Great Britain and Ireland at the market-cross of Edinburgh, bringing to an end over twenty years of internal upheaval. At the subsequent meeting of the Scottish parliament in January 1661, the ascendant royalist administration sought to abolish all constitutional innovations introduced during the revolutionary period in an attempt to secure the royal prerogative and prevent a repeat of rebellion from below. This book traces the background to the restoration of the monarchy in Scotland, explains why the Scottish political elite were so willing to relinquish power back to the king and assesses the impact of the restrictive Restoration constitutional settlement on subsequent parliamentary sessions in the reign of Charles II. It provides for the first time a detailed account of Charles II's Scottish parliament - who attended and why, what they did and parliament's role under an increasingly authoritarian crown. Tracing the path from the widespread popular royalism that marked the beginning of Charles II's reign to the increasing violence and resistance which the attempted reassertion of the royal prerogative provoked, each session of parliament is set within the political and historical context of the time in which it sat, to provide a fresh perspective on a previously neglected area of Scottish history.

Governing Gaeldom

Autore: Allan D. Kennedy
Editore: BRILL
ISBN: 9004269258
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In Governing Gaeldom, Allan Kennedy offers a fresh contribution to the literature of British state formation through a detailed reconstruction of the relationship between the Highlands and the Scottish government in the later seventeenth century.

James Vii

Autore: Alastair Mann
Editore: Birlinn
ISBN: 1907909095
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James VII and II is one of the least studied monarchs of Scotland, and has previously mostly been studied from an English perspective or as the muddled victim of the revolution of 1688/9 which delivered for Britain much-vaunted political emancipation. This book provides the first complete portrait of James as a Stewart prince of Scotland, as duke of Albany and King of Scots. It re-evaluates the traditional views of James as a Catholic extremist and absolutist who failed through incompetence, and challenges preconceptions based on strong views of his failings, both in popular belief and serious history. Investigating the personality and motives of the man, this biography assesses James as commander, as Christian and as king, but also as family man and Restoration libertine - a prince of his time. Painting a picture of James from cradle to grave, from childhood to resigned exile, it brings him to life within his Scottish context and as a member of the royal line of Scotland. The journey from dashing young cavalry commander to pious prince in exile appears oddly incongruous given the political and personal trials that lay between. That journey was much more of Scotland than previous studies have suggested - indeed, James was in many ways the last King of Scots.

A History Of Clan Campbell

Autore: Alastair Campbell
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A Bibliography Of British Military History

Autore: Anthony Bruce
Editore: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3111660214
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A Commentary On Macaulay S History Of England

Autore: Charles Firth
Editore: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473383390
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A Commentary on Macaulay's History of England. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Anna Countess Of The Covenant

Autore: Mary McGrigor
Editore: Birlinn
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Lady Anna Mackenzie, daughter of Lord Seaforth, was born in 1621. Famed for her beauty, she married the Earl of Balcarres when she was nineteen, but her happy life at Balcarres Castle in Fife was shattered by the Civil War. Following the death of Charles I, Balcarres raised an army to fight for Charles II. Defeated by Cromwell he fled with his wife to Holland where, reduced to great poverty, Anna 'the angel of the exiled court' became a governess to Prince William of Orange, later William III. Balcarres died tragically in his wife's arms. Returning to Scotland to struggle with financial and familial difficulties – as her correspondence reveals – she managed to save the family estates from bankruptcy for her surviving son, before she married Archibald, 9th Earl of Argyll. Too soon tranquillity vanished again as Argyll conspired with Monmouth to overthrow James VII. Upon his capture he was beheaded. Countess Anna, imprisoned, was spared execution. She survived to remain as the mainstay of her family until her death at the age of eighty-five in 1707. Anna, Countess of the Covenant is an extraordinary account of an extraordinary woman in one of the most fascinating periods in Scottish, British and European history.

Fear Exclusion And Revolution

Autore: Jason McElligott
Editore: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754656821
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Between the years 1677 and 1691 the puritan minister Roger Morrice compiled an astonishingly detailed record of the day-to-day public affairs in Britain. His 'Entering Book' provides a unique record of late seventeenth-century political and religious hist

The History Of Scotland From The Earliest Times To The Beginning Of The Nineteenth Century

Autore: Robert SIMPSON (Author of an “Introduction to Collections for Schools.”.)
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A New History Of Scotland

Autore: William Croft Dickinson
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A New History Of Scotland Scotland From 1603 To The Present Day By G S Pryde

Autore: William Croft Dickinson
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Bibliotheca Scotia

Autore: John Smith & Sons
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Scottish Covenanters And Irish Confederates

Autore: David Stevenson
Editore: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9781903688465
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The New Scots, the men of the army the Scottish covenanters sent to Ireland, were the most formidable opponents of the Irish confederates for several crucial years in the 1640s, preventing them conquering all Ireland and destroying the Protestant plantation in Ulster. The greatest challenge to the power of the covenanters in Scotland at a time when they seemed invincible came from a largely Irish army, sent to Scotland by the confederates and commanded by the royalist marquis of Montrose. Thus the relations of Scotland and Ireland are clearly of great importance in understanding the complex 'War of the Three Kingdoms' and the interactions of the civil wars and revolutions of England, Scotland and Ireland in the mid-seventeenth century. But though historians have studied Anglo-Scottish and Anglo-Irish relations extensively, Scottish-Irish relations have been largely neglected. Scottish Covenanters and Irish Confederates attempts to fill this gap, and in doing so provides the first comprehensive study of the Scottish Army in Ireland.

Catalog Of Printed Books Of The Folger Shakespeare Library Washington D C

Autore: Folger Shakespeare Library
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The History Of The Lives And Reigns Of The Kings Of Scotland From Fergus To The Commencement Of The Union Of Scotland And England In 1707 To Which Is Added An Account Of The Rebellion In 1715 As Also A Description Of The Kingdom Of Scotland And The Isles Thereunto Belonging By An Impartial Hand I E James Wallace

Autore: James Wallace (M.D.)
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