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Caroline Covenants: Scotland, 1636–1640

Charles W. A. Prior

in A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199698257
eISBN:
9780191739040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698257.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The flashpoint for the Wars of the Three Kingdoms was Scotland, where debates on ecclesiology and law generated attacks on the ecclesiastical supremacy of Crown and bishops. Debates on ecclesiology ... More


Raising and organizing standing armies

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The first standing armies in the British Isles which contained experienced officers and could deploy sizeable field forces were the Scots Covenanting Army and the English New Model Army. The latter ... More


‘Ambi-dexter’ MPs

Andrew Hopper

in Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199575855
eISBN:
9780191744617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575855.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter quantifies the number of MPs who changed sides, or were suspected of doing so. Again it endeavours to distinguish their motives, and how far side‐changing was thrust upon them by ... More


Political oath-taking and the fear of treachery

Andrew Hopper

in Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides during the English Civil Wars

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199575855
eISBN:
9780191744617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575855.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Military History

This chapter demonstrates how both sides became obsessed with side‐changing, attempting to prevent it within their own ranks and provoke it among the enemy. It demonstrates how such hopes and fears ... More


Assurance, Justification, and the Covenant of Grace

Ian Green

in The Christian's ABC: Catechisms and Catechizing in England c.1530-1740

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206170
eISBN:
9780191677007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206170.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses how catechists who adopted a more flexible structure could introduce new material into their forms. A recent survey has pointed to the apparent spread of religious despair in ... More


The Fight for the Settlements, 1661–1664

Ronald Hutton

in Charles the Second: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229117
eISBN:
9780191678851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229117.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the activities done to eliminate the two great issues that had plagued King Charles I during his reign. The ‘Cavalier’ Parliament was able to remove most of the constitutional ... More


Answering Prayer

Alec Ryrie

in Being Protestant in Reformation Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199565726
eISBN:
9780191750731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565726.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter explores what early modern Protestants believed was happening when they prayed, and how they aimed to shape it. It discusses the problem of how prayer might affect the providential ... More


The Irish alternative: Scottish and English Presbyterianism in Ireland

Robert Armstrong

in Insular Christianity: Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086984
eISBN:
9781781704981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086984.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

If the history of Presbyterianism in Ireland has something of the quality of a poor relation to the history of the Catholic church or of the Protestant episcopalian Church of Ireland, it has also at ... More


Authority, agency and the reception of the Scottish National Covenant of 16381

Laura A. M. Stewart

in Insular Christianity: Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086984
eISBN:
9781781704981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086984.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This article argues that the seventeenth-century Scottish laity was not a monolithic entity waiting passively for its clerical or social superiors to direct it. It demonstrates that an active lay ... More


‘The remembrance of sweet fellowship’: relationships between English and Scottish Presbyterians in the 1640s and 1650s

Ann Hughes

in Insular Christianity: Alternative models of the Church in Britain and Ireland, c.1570–c.1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086984
eISBN:
9781781704981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086984.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter offers a nuanced account of English and Scottish Presbyterianism in the later 1640s and 1650s by exploring informal interactions, and Anglo-Scottish clerical sociability in particular, ... More


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