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In 1651, The family holiday cottage inverness Earl of Montrose was taken to Edinburgh and executed while the Earl of Argyll looked on in triumph. Argyll was now in an extremely powerful position, but at the Restoration he was tried and executed for treason. Ironically his head was set up on the very same spike in Edinburgh as had been occupied by Montrose’s head only a short time before. The execution of Argyll was only one move against the Covenanters, for in the following years the family holiday cottage inverness the National Covenant was declared illegal and bishops were re-established in the Scottish Church. These changes were resisted by 300 ministers (mainly in the south-west), who were expelled from their parishes. They t hen began to hold open-air meetings or conventicles, and when these were broken up by the authorities, there were several risings and armed rebellions. The government forces under Graham of Claverhouse were able to suppress these risings, but the authorities were so alarmed that they began a fierce persecution of the family holiday cottage inverness Covenanters. This reached a climax in the ‘Killing Times’ of 1684-85, when some 70 Covenanters were put to death, and hundreds were imprisoned or transported to the colonies.

The persecution of the Covenanters continued during the reign of James VII (1685-88) but in 1688 another great revolution in their fortunes occurred. James was a Catholic, and in family holiday cottage inverness England he roused great opposition when he began placing Catholics in important positions. This opposition came to a head in 1688 when the birth of his son opened up the prospect of a long line of Catholic kings. In a bloodless revolution, James was replaced by his family holiday cottage inverness daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange, acting as joint rulers. A Bill of Rights was then passed limiting the powers of the monarch, and ensuring the rights of the English Parliament.

Scotland family holiday cottage inverness, too, accepted William and Mary, although there was some fighting when Claverhouse raised an army for James in the Highlands. He won a victory at Killiecrankie in 1689 but was himself killed in the battle, and soon after his army scattered. In 1690, the Scottish family holiday cottage inverness Church finally became Presbyterian, the General Assembly were restored and the bishops deposed. The powers of the Scottish Parliament were also enhanced when the Committee of the Articles was abolished in 1690.

The greater independence of the family holiday cottage inverness Scottish Parliament after 1690 made it rather more difficult for William to rule as king of both England and Scotland. The earlier Stuart Kings had been able to send their orders north to family holiday cottage inverness Scotland and have them obeyed; but now there was a chance that the Scottish Parliament would oppose the king’s wishes, and decide to follow policies quite different from those of England.

During the 1690s, too, an increasing number of Scots came to dislike King William, and to find the family holiday cottage inverness existing system of having a common king with England quite unsatisfactory. In the Highlands William was extremely unpopular after the family holiday cottage inverness Massacre of Glencoe in 1692. The clan chiefs had been ordered to take an oath of loyalty to the new king, but MacIain, the chief of the MacDonalds of Glencoe, was late in taking this oath. The government decided to teach his clan a severe lesson, and a party of troops under Campbell of Glenlyon was sent to the glen. They stayed as guests of the MacDonalds for nearly a fortnight, and then they treacherously attacked and slew nearly 40 men, women and children. William’s ministers had signed the orders for this crime, and his government was bitterly condemned for their actions.

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