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Re: The Battle of Auldearn . .


On Sun Feb 5, CAPT Caltrop wrote
. . The Covenenters AND the Roundheads, aka Brownists/Separatists'Puritans, would have gotten along grandly at a cocktail party (or maybe church social), but apparently history had other things in mind for them in the mid-17th Century.

Thanks for this reminder that the Scottish Civil War was distinct to the English one and was primarily about religion. Its events are completely forgotten in England and in any case are completely incomprehensible to today's post-Christian English pagans. The persecution of the covenanters ended with the accession of William of Orange as King William II of Scotland in 1688 and the acceptance of Scottish Presbyterianism by the Act of Settlement 1690.

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