A Scots Earl In Covenanting Times; Being Life And Times Of Archibald, 9th Earl Of Argyll (1629-1685)

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byJohn Willcock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...effective resistance--a few only with even a nominal compliance--but all with one heart and mind, either refused to take, or avoided to act upon this infamous engagement. " 1 The policy of Lauderdale, if he had been left to himself, would have been to promulgate a third measure of Indulgence by which to divide the opponents of the Government, and then, we presume, to strain every nerve and use every means at his command to crush the few remaining recusants. But the very mention of another Indulgence threw the Bishops into a panic. 3 They used all their influence at Court against Lauderdale, he being now in Scotland as High Commissioner, they exaggerated the numbers of conventicles and of those attending them, and they dwelt upon the danger arising from the fact that so many of the disaffected came to such meetings armed. In short, they did everything in their power to inflame the anger of the King against those who refused to accept Episcopacy. The greater openness and boldness with which the proscribed worship was carried on, and some isolated cases of violence on the part of the harassed population, 3 either terrified the Bishops into believing that an insurrection was at hand, or were made by them a pretext for urging the Government to employ troops on a large scale for purposes of repression. The upshot of matters was that Lauderdale gave way to the pressure upon him,4 and authorized the detestable measure of 1 Argyll, Scotland As It Was and Is, p. 225. 'Wodrow, History, vol II, p. 371. Lauderdale Papers, vol. lll, p. 88. Wodrow, History, vol. II, p. 372. N bringing down a large body of Highland troops to live at free quarters in the Western Lowlands where conventicles were numerous and well attended. It is doubtful to whom the infamy belongs of pr...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ...effective resistance--a few only with even a nominal compliance--but all with one heart and mind, either refused to take, or avo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217156614

ISBN - 13:9780217156615

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