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Rethinking the Scottish Revolution – Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651 - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1637-1651

Laura A. M. Stewart


The English revolution is amongst the most intensely debated periods in history. Parallel events in Scotland have never attracted the same degree of interest. This book argues for a new interpretation of the Scottish revolution that reconsiders its place within an overarching ‘British’ narrative. It analyses interactions between print and manuscript polemic, crowds, and political performances, taking due account of the importance of Presbyterian links to Dutch and English publishing networks. This is the context into which a reappraisal of the 1638 National Covenant, and its legacy, has been p ... More

Keywords: Scotland, British civil wars, National Covenant, Covenanters, state formation, national identity, print, Presbyterians, revolution, public opinion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198718444
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718444.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laura A. M. Stewart, author
Senior Lecturer in Early Modern British History, Birkbeck, University of London

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