The History of Scotland, from the Invasion of the Romans Till the Union with England; With a Supplementary Sketch of the Rebellions in 1715 and 1745

The History of Scotland, from the Invasion of the Romans Till the Union with England; With a Supplementary Sketch of the Rebellions in 1715 and 1745

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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. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...clergy, who had hitherto subsisted by the gratuitous contributions of their congregations. But the Reformers found it more difficult to excite liberality than to kindle zeal; and those nobles were now deaf to their entreaties whom formerly they had swayed with absolute authority. One hundred merks Scots (a sum equivalent to five pounds eleven shillings Sterling) was the scanty allowance of the generality of the clergy. To a few, three hundred merks were granted. The whole revenue of the Protestant clergy was only twenty-four thousand pounds Scots. Although the Protestants filled the cabinet, it was well known that they did not possess the Queen's confidence and affection. Various plots were contrived to ruin them. The Prior of St Andrew's had been created Earl of Murray; and was presented with the estate annexed to that title, which had been long in the possession of the Earl of Huntly. The latter, in revenge, raised the standard of insurrection, with the avowed design of being revenged on Murray, but in reality to rescue the Queen from the hands of the Protestants. At the same time, the Archbishop of St Andrew's endeavoured to unite and rouse the Papists in the South. The Queen, if not privy to this rebellion, expected to avail herself of it for the advancement of her projects. But Murray's activity and vigour defeated the machinations of his enemies. He suddenly marched from Aberdeen, whither he had attended his Sovereign; and, with a few chosen troops, attacked and defeated Huntiy, who was trodden to death in the pursuit. Sir John Gordon was beheaded. Lord Gordon and his brother Adam experienced the royal clemency. Jd, i In the summer of the same year, Mary despatched Mait1562. J land to London, to desire a personal interview with Elizabeth, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 286g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614623
  • 9781236614629