Cromwell and Scotland: Conquest and Religion, 1650–1660

Spurlock, R. (2007) Cromwell and Scotland: Conquest and Religion, 1650–1660. John Donald: Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9781904607779

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Abstract

This book examines the role of religion in the story of Oliver Cromwell's invasion and subsequent occupation of Scotland. Analysis of the printed propaganda produced by the Scots and the English makes it clear that both nations defined their positions, and gained support, in overtly religious terms. During their decade-long occupation of Scotland, the English Commonwealth actively sought to undermine Scottish Presbyterianism. Public disputes, public preaching and Scotland's printing presses were all used to weaken the influence of the Kirk, while eager English soldiers and chaplains tried to convert Scots to their own particular religious sects

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Spurlock, Professor Scott
Authors: Spurlock, R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Publisher:John Donald
ISBN:9781904607779
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