TITLE

ROYALISTS, COVENANTERS AND THE SHOOTING OF SERVANTS IN THE SCOTTISH CIVIL WAR

AUTHOR(S)
Covington, Sarah
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;Jul2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the shootings and hangings of servants during the Scottish Civil War. According to the author, the execution of the servants of George Gordon, the second Marquess of Huntly, seems harsh. Religious zeal has been cited as a significant influence on decisions to order or commit atrocities against the servants. The shooting of Huntly's servants is important for the way in which it illuminates the motivations and impulses that lay behind the less renowned acts of atrocity during the civil war. However, the Scottish Civil War assumed an entirely different course in 1644, when the Earl of Antrim sent between 2,000 and 3,000 Irish soldiers, primarily from Ulster, to aid an effort against the covenanters.
ACCESSION #
25887847

 

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