£0 – £3

MLFHS Anglo-Scots Branch Meeting.

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Manchester Central Library

Saint Peter's Square

Manchester

M2 5PD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Event description

Description

This meeting willtake place in PS1 on the ground floor of Library.

Dr Laura Stewart, ‘The National Covenant and the Scottish People’

The National Covenant of 1638 is one of Scotland’s most controversial documents: for some, an expression of the people’s right to choose their own religion; for others, a statement in religious intolerance whose influence has lasted into modern times. Although the text has been heavily debated by scholars, very little attention has been given to its reception. This talk examines for the first time how the Covenant was taken by the people in the parishes and reflects particularly on the ambiguous status of women. By considering the Covenant as a material object, as well as a text, Dr Stewart sheds new light on the Covenant's contested meanings and offers fresh reflections on its significance for understanding Scottish political identity.

Dr Laura Stewart completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh (2003). She taught British History at Birkbeck, University of London, for over ten years, before moving to the University of York in 2016. She has published many articles and essays on early modern British history, the Anglo-Scottish relationship, and the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century. Her second book, Rethinking the Scottish Revolution: Covenanted Scotland, 1617-53, was published by Oxford University Press in 2016.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Manchester Central Library

Saint Peter's Square

Manchester

M2 5PD

United Kingdom

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Save This Event

Event Saved