The Solemn League and Covenant and the making of a people in Ulster

Spurlock, R. S. (2020) The Solemn League and Covenant and the making of a people in Ulster. Scottish Historical Review, 99(S), pp. 368-391. (doi: 10.3366/shr.2020.0487)

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Abstract

This article frames the reception of the Solemn League and Covenant within the context of seventeenth-century plantation culture in Ulster. While generally accepted as an important moment in the politics of Ireland, its significance and contemporary meaning for subscribers has been under appreciated. Moving beyond the broader three kingdoms metanarrative, it is argued the inclusion of Ireland in the Solemn League and Covenant had local roots: the calculated actions of a growing network of Protestant planters in the North of Ireland who invoked a Scottish-inspired Biblical typology as a means of securing a firmer identity and a more permanent community.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spurlock, Professor Scott
Authors: Spurlock, R. S.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BX Christian Denominations
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Journal Name:Scottish Historical Review
Publisher:Edinburgh University Press
ISSN:0036-9241
ISSN (Online):1750-0222
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Scottish Historical Review Trust
First Published:First published in Scottish Historical Review 99(S):368-391
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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