Crisis, conspiracy and conquest: life in 17th-century Scotland

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A curated collection of ten-minute guides to key moments from this turbulent century.

On Sale: 21/10/2021

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Dr Allan Kennedy, History Scotland's consultant editor, presents five guides to landmark moments in the history of 17th-century Scotland:

  • The killing time: a look at the anti-presbyterian persecution of the reign of Charles II
  • The five articles of Perth: the controversial religious reforms initiated by James VI that participated one of the 17th century's most serious political crises
  • 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

n.b. These ten-minute guides were originally published in separate issues of History Scotland between 2020 and 2021.

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