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Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust

I hope you are all faring well during these trying times! Here is an excellent podcast at BBC Sounds you can listen to in the safety of your home.
"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the bonds that Scottish Presbyterians made between themselves and their monarchs in the 16th and 17th Centuries, to maintain their form of worship. These covenants bound James VI of Scotland to support Presbyterians yet when he became James I he was also expected to support episcopacy. That tension came to a head under Charles I who found himself on the losing side of a war with the Covenanters, who later supported Parliament before backing the future Charles II after he had pledged to support them. Once in power, Charles II failed to deliver the religious settlement the Covenanters wanted, and set about repressing them violently. Those who refused to renounce the covenants were persecuted in what became known as The Killing Times, as reflected in the image above."

Teresa (Hamilton/Pepper) Rust
Executive Director
Scottish Prisoners of War Society