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The bishops" wars Charles I"s campaigns against Scotland, 1638-1640 by Mark Charles Fissel

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain,
  • Scotland


  • Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649.,
  • Covenanters.,
  • Great Britain -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649.,
  • Scotland -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649.,
  • Scotland -- Church history -- 17th century.,
  • Scotland -- History, Military.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 300-323) and index.

StatementMark Charles Fissel.
SeriesCambridge studies in early modern British history
LC ClassificationsDA395 .F57 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 336 p. :
Number of Pages336
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1404778M
ISBN 100521345200
LC Control Number93012950

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Bishops' Wars, two brief campaigns ( and ) of the Scots against Charles I of England. When Charles attempted to strengthen episcopacy in Scotland by imposing () the English Book of Common Prayer, the Scots countered by pledging themselves in the National Covenant () to . Scotland, the prayer book and the bishops’ wars. James VI had managed to make himself the most powerful king of Scotland since Robert the Bruce. He replaced the medieval idea of personal monarchy with the divine right of kings and bought the acquiescence of his more powerful subjects with grants of former church lands. The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament. Direct Link: The Bishops' Wars. This chapter addresses the question why England lost the Bishops' Wars and also examines the effect of the Bishops' Wars on English public opinion. The weakness of the English financial and military system is used to explain English defeat in any war. The weakness of the system is constant over the whole period from to , and some explanations which can be invoked for the Bishops' Wars.