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James Sharp

James Sharp  

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(1613–79).Archbishop. Sharp was educated at Aberdeen University and appointed professor of philosophy at St Andrews. At the Restoration he worked closely with Monck and was sent to Breda to negotiate ...
King's Confession

King's Confession  

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The Protestant statement of belief drawn up by John Craig in 1581 when it was feared that Popery might be revived in Scotland. It was signed by King James (VI of Scotland); hence its common ...
Richard Cameron

Richard Cameron  

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(d. 1680), Scottish Covenanting leader. He was an eloquent field-preacher in the Covenanting cause. In 1678 he went to the Netherlands, where he was ordained. Returning to Scotland, in 1680 he joined ...
Robert Leighton

Robert Leighton  

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(1611–84),Abp. of Glasgow. After spending some time in France, he was ordained in 1641, became principal of Edinburgh University in 1653, Bp. of Dunblane in 1661, and Abp. of ...
William Carstares

William Carstares  

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(1649–1715).Ecclesiastical statesman. Carstares was born near Glasgow, the son of a presbyterian minister who took part in the 1666 covenanting rising. After attending Edinburgh University, he lived ...

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