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The Covenanting Wars 'The Killing Time'

The Covenanting Wars 'The Killing Time'

The Covenanters were ardent supporters of the Presbyterian Church, their faith being based on the teachings of John Calvin and John Knox. Their name comes from the National Covenant of 1638, an oath to resist the attempts by Charles I to introduce a new Prayer Book in Scotland. It was an opposition that would eventually lead to 18,000 of them losing their lives in a bloody struggle and the Presbyterian Church becoming the official religion of Scotland.

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