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SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
The revolutionary seizure of power by the Scottish covenanters in 1638 was a pivotal moment in British history, the first in a series of events that would lead to Charles I's downfall in all his kingdoms. In Scotland as later in England, a new regime was established at the revolution, based on parliament rather than the incipient royal absolutism that had characterised the period before 1638. An enhanced state structure raised new armies and new taxes, and set out to build a fully godly society. In the process the Scottish regime suffered splits and fell into conflict with England, leading to defeat - but many of the achievements of the covenanters survived, and others would be revived in 1689-90, shaping the course of Scottish and British history for a long time to come. The roots of these dramatic events lie in the stresses of the decades before 1638, and the course begins by outlining royal policy in this period. It then surveys the period 1637-51 chronologically, and there is then a section discussing various themes in more detail. In a final review, long-term patterns in the period 1596-1690 are discussed.
College of Humanities and Social Science
School of History, Classics and Archaeology
This article was published on Feb 24, 2012