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