Scotland, Historic and Romantic

Scotland, Historic and Romantic

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...Richard Cameron's Sanquhar Declaration of War against Charles n.,1 after which time the 'hill folk' were continuously in armed insurrection. In 1682 Scotland had become so uninhabitable for freedomloving men that thirty-six leading nobles and gentlemen, including the Earls of Callendar and Haddington, Lords Cardross and Yester, and others, negotiated with the colonial authorities of Carolina for a large tract of land to which they might retire with their followers; but having had dealings with the Whig leaders in England, who were falsely accused of complicity in the Rye House Plot (for which William Lord Russell and Algernon Sidney died), the combination was broken up and the movement collapsed. For alleged complicity in this plot, Robert Baillie of Jerviswood, a Covenanter of old family and of the highest character, was dragged from his dying bed, tried, and executed on Christmas Eve, 1684. He was the last Covenanter of rank to suffer.2 When in 1685 the Roman Catholic James ascended the throne, a relaxation came. In order to remove Catholic disabilities freedom of worship was given to all sects; but from this toleration the armed conventicle of the Cameronians, as the Covenanters 1 See p. 229. 2 Baillie of Jerviswood was brother-in-law of Johnston of Warriston. His son and successor married Lady Grizel Hume. (See p. 153.) From them are descended the present Earls of Haddington, whose family name is Baillie-Hamilton. were called after 1680, was especially excepted; and this can be little wondered at after the Sanquhar Declaration of their leader, James Renwick, which renounced allegiance to the king. The end came with the Revolution of 1688, when James fled, and William and Mary obtained the throne. Naturally many tales of suffering and...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236498739
  • 9781236498731