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
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.