The Bloody Covenant: Crown and Kirk in Conflict. Ronald Ireland Ronald Ireland

ISBN: 9780752452586

Published: April 1st 2010

Hardcover

224 pages


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The Bloody Covenant: Crown and Kirk in Conflict. Ronald Ireland  by  Ronald Ireland

The Bloody Covenant: Crown and Kirk in Conflict. Ronald Ireland by Ronald Ireland
April 1st 2010 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | 224 pages | ISBN: 9780752452586 | 7.55 Mb

It was theology against politics. Ordinary men against changing systems of government and belief, fighting for what they believed was right. The Bloody Covenant tells the story of a period in which two rival forms of the same belief jostled toMoreIt was theology against politics. Ordinary men against changing systems of government and belief, fighting for what they believed was right. The Bloody Covenant tells the story of a period in which two rival forms of the same belief jostled to become the dominant theology in Scotland, and of how the Presbyterian covenants drove its followers into a century and a half of discrimination, violence and destruction.

Of how the government of Great Britain and Ireland dealt with the northern threat of divided religious thought and the real danger of revolution. Ronald Irelands account of the bloody history of the era is brought to life by following one ordinary man from one ordinary burgh of Scotland.

An authoritative guide to how the big decisions made by some of the most important people in the land affected individuals as well as the country as a whole, it is an essential and accessible read for anyone interested in the British civil wars of the seventeenth century.



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