From 1638 until 1651, and in response to the unpopular religious innovations of Charles I, the Covenanters, Scotland’s leading Presbyterian divines, enforced a programme of moral reform that was intended to re-shape the lives of every member of society. This thesis is a bottom-up history of their attempts at religious revolution – it is about the impact of religious change on the everyday lives of Edinburgh’s inhabitants. It is a qualitative analysis, organised around a series of case studies of Edinburgh parishes that illuminate the importance of ordinary individuals in transforming Scottish culture and society during a period of significant upheaval.
|Date of Award||Jul 2021|
- Queen's University Belfast
|Supervisor||Crawford Gribben (Supervisor) & Ian Campbell (Supervisor)|
- Church discipline
- early modern history