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Characters Elizabeth Helme
The title-page bears an epigraph from James Thomson , about the moral struggle of honour and aspiration against ease and luxury. It opens on an old-fashioned couple in their great Yorkshire house, Mr and Mrs...
Characters Sophie Veitch
This well-characterized and engaging novel puts forward the idea that passion is necessary although dangerous if uncontrolled: an idea anticipating Veitch's later sensation novel The Dean's Daughter. The story is set at a town...
Characters Sophie Veitch
Though the title spotlights her alone, the heroine is set firmly in her social milieu: a coastal part of Scotland with a luxury estate on an offshore island called Moyle, all unknown territory to...
Cultural formation Marianne Moore
MM was presumably white, and belonged to the American upper middle class, although she did not grow up with money. Her family were Presbyterian s, and she was a believing Christian and active Presbyterian throughout...
Cultural formation Thomas Carlyle
TC 's family belonged to a dissenting branch of the Presbyterian church .
Drabble, Margaret, editor. The Oxford Companion to English Literature. Oxford University Press, 1985.
Cultural formation Janet Schaw
JS was a white Scotswoman of the land-owning and business class. She was a Presbyterian by birth and training; as an adult she was in principle broad-minded and tolerant of religious difference, except for being...
Cultural formation Susan Ferrier
Though her parents had struggled through years of poverty early in their marriage, SF spent her childhood among the wealthy and titled, who made up her father's employers and associates. The family was Scottish and...
Cultural formation Anna Leonowens
AL was Presbyterian but also studied Hinduism and Buddhism.
Dow, Leslie Smith. Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond The King and I. Pottersfield, 1991.
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She believed that she was too good a Christian not to be something of a Buddhist, and too good a Buddhist not to be something...
Cultural formation Anna Letitia Barbauld
Following the religious traditions of her family, she was a Presbyterian Dissenter. She married a student of her father's who had converted to Presbyterian Dissent and subsequently became a minister to Dissenting congregations. ALB became...
Cultural formation Hannah More
HM had almost no contact with the Methodists, but despite her strong commitment to the Church of England she was broadly tolerant of classical Nonconformity . During the Blagdon controversy she admitted in a letter...
Cultural formation Catherine Carswell
She grew up in a strictly Scottish Presbyterian environment. According to her son John Carswell, CC 's parents were God-fearing middle-class Glaswegians and Wee Frees:
Carswell, John, and Catherine Carswell. “Introduction”. Open the Door!, Virago, 1986, p. v - xvii.
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the familiar name for members of the Free Church of Scotland
Cultural formation Susan Ferrier
In her late years, SF turned to Evangelical interests, and joined the Free Church , the stricter wing of the Scottish Presbyterians . She was very much interested in the rise of the missionary movement...
Cultural formation Elisabeth Wast
EW , in Edinburgh on a fast day, first took the sacrament in the Church of Scotland .
Wast, Elisabeth. Memoirs; or, Spiritual Exercises. 1724.
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Cultural formation Liz Lochhead
A Scotswoman whose parents both came from industrial Lanarkshire, Lochhead describes her family as posh working class—my father wore a shirt and tie to work but he'd never have described himself as middle class...
Cultural formation Willa Muir
In opposition to the Calvinist teaching about predestination which she had grown up with, WM came to believe in what she called True Love. For Calvinist Scots, she writes, Jesus died to save onlythe...

Timeline

1536
John Calvin , who became the single greatest influence on the Reform movement, published The Institutes of the Christian Religion.
September 1607
Hugh O'Neill 's rebellion in Ireland came to a final end with the Flight of the Earls: this was the last stand of Gaelic Ireland against the colonising English.
By May 1619
The Calvinist Synod of Dort in Holland confirmed the doctrine of total human depravity, setting it at the head of their articles of doctrine.
October 1636
The Scottish Privy Council was ordered to issue a proclamation compelling the Scottish Kirk to use the new (Anglican ) Scottish Prayer Book designed by Laud .
April 1637
Alexander Henderson of Leuchars, a godly leader of the Scottish Kirk , held a secret meeting with a group of Edinburgh matrons to enlist their aid in resistance against the imposition of the new (...
23 July 1637
The AnglicanBook of Common Prayer was used for the first time, according to Charles I 's order, at St Giles's Church in Edinburgh, the centre of the Scottish (Presbyterian ) Church.
28 February 1638
At Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotsmen opposed to Charles I 's imposition of the AnglicanBook of Common Prayer on the Scottish (Presbyterian ) Church signed a National Covenant against such innovations: in...
December 1638
The Glasgow Assembly , a newly formed, radical body representing the Scottish Kirk (some weeks after a first meeting in the cathedral at Glasgow) formally condemned Charles I 's Scottish Prayer Book.
27 March-June 1639
Charles I made war on the ScottishCovenanters , or adherents of Presbyterianism .
20 August 1640
The Scots (provoked by Charles I 's imposition of the AnglicanBook of Common Prayer on the Scottish Presbyterian Church in 1637) invaded England, and for the second time in eighteen months their monarch marched against them.
September 1643
Parliament entered into the Solemn League and Covenant with the Scots, which committed them to accepting the reformed religion (i.e. Presbyterianism ) in Scotland and establishing it in England.
6 August 1647
Cromwell 's New Model Army marched on London to quell an attempted Presbyterian counter-revolution.
27 January 1649
Ann or Anne Fairfax (wife of the former parliamentary commander Sir Thomas Fairfax ) made her second verbal intervention in the trial of Charles I .
22 May 1661
The common hangman at London publicly burned the Covenant with the Scots, as a symbol of stamping out Presbyterianism in England.
7 December 1666
More than a hundred Covenanters were found guilty of rebellion and sentenced to be hanged with particular brutality from the Mercat Cross in Edinburgh.