Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reading about the Covenanter Wars

As a result of my work at the Lochgilphead Archives, I have collected material on the Argyll Militia and on the Free Church of Scotland.

The Free Church story has me wading through a history of the Covenanters and the Killing Times, in the 1600s. We all live in 'history' whether we know it or not; and so, to understand the Free Church, I find myself wondering about the history of the Presbyterian Church in Scotland.

My background on this topic is pretty much zero, and so the book is - for me - hard going, but I think, worth it. So far, I find that King Charles I of England and Scotland was a political moron, as well as being a liar and a faithless friend.

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