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16) Further, the royalist gentry who have determined that Morton is "within that class whom a great man might notice without derogation" (Old Mortality 23) do not treat Morton's victory as a galling defeat; rather, they calculate how much his father's history as a Covenanter can be overlooked and whether he can be embraced as a member of their community.
Although he champions the Covenanter cause after considering it thoughtfully, he does not hesitate to save Lord Evandale's life against Burley's will, help unconditionally the Bellenden family despite becoming an enemy of his fellows in arms, negotiate peace with the Duke of Monmouth and, particularly, behave unselfishly in order to achieve peace and freedom of conscience.
Millenarian prophecies were used as a support to the notion of a renewed covenant with God, and the Covenanters were enthused with a sense of destiny as they sought to form a national covenant.
Covenants-not-to-compete often involves an economic detriment to the covenanter post marriage, such as adverse tax consequences.
As a covenanter, he is committed to defending an idea of the nation against the threat of corruption.
67) For a good restatement of this position by an Irish Covenanter, see Samuel B.
In a real sense she influenced his work as a writer, firing his imagination by reading to him accounts of persecuted Scottish Covenanters and arousing his pity in her rich, dramatic voice.
In less than an hour at the Battle of Dunbar, the English Parliamentarian army, under the command of Oliver Cromwell, defeated the Scottish Covenanter army which supported the claims of Charles II to the Scottish throne.
Perhaps it is hardly surprising: it is difficult for a nation to celebrate a man whom its 'founding fathers' executed, and even more so when he appeared to change sides in the course of his life, from Covenanter to Royalist.
John Coffey makes an important contribution to the surprisingly thin number of serious studies of Covenanter political thought.
Along the way, from the Covenanter incursion into Northumberland and the English rout at Newburn in August 1640 to Charles's departure from Westminster, sixteen months later, to Hampton Court where 'all five members of the royal family were forced to share the same bed', Adamson's eye for colourful detail is evident.