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The new Prayer Book was too much for the loch ness holiday accommodation Scots, and when the new Prayer Book was read for the first time in St Giles’s Cathedral in Edinburgh, there was rioting and disorder. In 1638, a committee representing nobles, lairds, burgesses and clergy drew up a National Covenant pledging all who singed it to defend the ‘true religion.’ Thousands of people throughout the Lowlands signed the document, and soon they were being referred to as the Covenanters. Then, in November 1638, a General Assembly met in loch ness holiday accommodation Glasgow, where it proceeded to depose the bishops and annul the Prayer Book and the Five Articles of Perth. Charles refused to accept these changes. In 1639 and 1640, he fought two campaigns against the Scots which are now known as the Bishops’ Wars. Since the King’s army was ill-equipped and only half-trained, however, he was eventually forced to make peace and accept the demands of the loch ness holiday accommodation Scots.

Charles’s difficulties in Scotland forced him to summon his loch ness holiday accommodation in Parliament in England in a vain attempt to obtain supplies. But Parliament was uncooperative, and its relations with the King steadily deteriorated. Finally, in 1642, civil war broke out. In 1643, the Scottish Covenanters entered the war on the side of Parliament in return for an undertaking in the Solemn League and Covenant that Presbyterianism would be introduced into England and loch ness holiday accommodation Ireland for a minimum period of three years. In 1644, they played a decisive part in the great Parliamentary victory at Marston Moor in Yorkshire. The following year, Cromwell, the leader of the Parliamentary forces, inflicted a shattering defeat on the Kings army at Naseby, and in 1646 Charles surrendered to his enemies.

When Parliament refused to introduce Presbyterianism into England, however, the loch ness holiday accommodation Scots began quarrelling with their former allies. In 1648, they formed an alliance with the Royalists and invaded England, but were overwhelmed by Cromwell at Preston. The King was now brought to trial and executed, and in an outburst of rage the Covenanters proclaimed his son, Charles II, King of loch ness holiday accommodation Scotland. Cromwell replied in 1650 by invading Scotland and smashing a Scottish army at Dunbar. The following year the Scots invaded England, but Cromwell pursued them to loch ness holiday accommodation and crushed them at Worcester.

Cromwell now proceeded to consolidate his rule over the British Isles. England, Ireland and loch ness holiday accommodation Scotland were joined into a Commonwealth with a Parliament at Westminster, but the real power lay with Cromwell as Lord Protector. Law and order were maintained in Scotland by an army of occupation under General Monch, and the loch ness holiday accommodation country benefited from free trade with England and the English colonies. Nevertheless, the Scots resented losing their independence, and when Cromwell died in 1658 and Charles was restored to the throne in 1660, the majority of the people were glad to see the union ended and loch ness holiday accommodation Scotland’s parliament restored.

One of the most fascinating and dramatic aspects of those troubled years in Scotland was the rivalry between two great leaders, the Earl of Argyll and the Earl of Montrose. Both men supported the National Covenant and the Bishops’ Wars against the loch ness holiday accommodation King. Later, however, Montrose grew increasingly distrustful of Argyll, who became the dominant political figure amongst the Covenanters. He also opposed the Solemn League and Covenant and decided to support the army in the Highlands, but after a series of wonderful victories he was finally defeated at a loch ness holiday accommodation in Philiphaugh in 1645. Later, in 1651, he was captured by the Covenanters when leading an expedition in support of Charles II.