18 November 2021
History Scotland's latest digital special takes a look at key moments from the turbulent 17th century.
The new digital special comprises five ten-minute guides written by Dr Allan Kennedy, consultant editor at History Scotland.
The guides, originally published in History Scotland magazine, focus on five key topics:
- The Gowrie Conspiracy: An exploration of an alleged plot to assassinate James VI that has fascinated historians for centuries
- The 1690s famine: The devastating famine that ravaged Scotland in the 1690s, interpreted by some as divine punishment for the overthrow of James VII
- The Storming of Dundee: A look at the capture of Dundee by English troops in 1651
- The Killing Time: a look at the anti- Presbyterian persecution of the reign of Charles II
- The Five Articles of Perth: A look at controversial religious reforms
initiated by James VI that precipitated one of the 17th century’s most serious political crises