The History of Leith

October 10, 2008

Covenanters Prison-Greyfriars,Edinburgh

(c) John Arthur

The Covenanters formed an important movement in the religion and politics of Scotland in the 17th century. In religion the movement is most associated with the promotion and development of Presbyterianism as a form of church government favoured by the people, as opposed to Episcopacy, favoured by the Crown. In politics the movement saw important developments in the character and operation of the Scottish Parliament, which began a steady shift away from its medieval origins. The movement as a whole was essentially conservative in tone, but it began a revolution that engulfed Scotland, England and Ireland, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. for more click here

The following inscription is from a plaque erected at Greyfriars’ Churchyard, Edinburgh, and unveiled on 30 November 2007 by John Campbell, Treasurer of the Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association. for more click here

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