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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Even if the old parchment [of the Treaty] should be voted obsolete, there would be some satisfaction in having it looked out and preserved--not in the Register-Office, or Advocate's Library, where it might awaken painful recollections--but in the Museum of the Antiquaries, where, with the Solemn League and Covenant, the Letter of the Scottish Nobles to the Pope on the independence of their country, and other antiquated documents once held in reverence, it might silently contract dust, yet remain to bear witness that such things had been.(12)
A THE cash - around pounds 200,000, which was an astronomical amount at the time - was half of the money the English owed the Scots army as back pay under the terms of the Solemn League and Covenant. Some of it went to the troops, but by no means all.
Here, in a single volume, teachers and students alike can find the complete text of the ten articles of 1536, the "Black Rubric" of 1552, the thirty nine articles of 1563, the Root and Branch Petition of 1640, the Protestation Oath of 1641, and the Solemn League and Covenant of 1643.
Vallance argues persuasively that far from being largely secular and pragmatic proposals, the theology that lay behind early calls for the Protestation, the Vow and Covenant, and finally the Solemn League and Covenant was profoundly shaped by a Calvinist worldview and its pious concern that God's wrath would be visited upon a nation still rife with what they perceived to be the worship of Catholic idols.