Solemn League and Covenant

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Solemn League and Covenant:

see CovenantersCovenanters
, in Scottish history, groups of Presbyterians bound by oath to sustain each other in the defense of their religion. The first formal Covenant was signed in 1557, signaling the beginning of the Protestant effort to seize power in Scotland.
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He uses three of these, the Protestation of 1641, the Vow and Covenant of 1642, and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643, to illuminate that composite culture and to shed light on several important historiographical issues.
He repudiated the Solemn League and Covenant and eventually promoted a moderate form of episcopacy.
He writes that the 1912 Ulster Solemn League and Covenant evoked `seventeenth-century religious war'; while it is true that the Covenant derived its title from the 1638 Scottish National Covenant, the later document owed nothing else to the earlier one.