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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Covenanter tank
The Tank, Cruiser, Mk V, Covenanter (A13 Mk III) was a British Cruiser tank of the Second World War named for the Covenanters, a Scottish religious faction in the British Isles at the time of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
James VI of Scotland (James I of England) was opposed by the Covenanters in his attempt to bring the Anglican Church into Scotland The Covenanters formed an important movement in the religion and politics of Scotland in the 17th century.
The Covenanter force remained in Ireland until the end of the civil wars but was confined to its garrison around Carrickfergus after its defeat by the Irish Catholic Ulster Army at the Battle of Benburb in 1646.
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 The Covenanter's Bridal
After the departure of Hume and his servants, Alison contrived—by means of a young man who had been secretly at the conventicle, and favoured the cause, though a servant of Renton—to escape; and fled to Auchincraw, under his protection.
The master of the house had been with the Covenanters, and a little girl was all that was left in the house.
In the evening, they began to think it was as well to seek a place of concealment; and the girl offered to lead them to a cave where her father had often lain from search.
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  CalendarHome.com - - Calendar Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Covenanters are so named because in a series of bands or covenants they bound themselves to maintain the Protestant Reformation in Scotland.
The Covenanter force remained in Ireland until the end of the civil wars but was confined to its garrison around Carrickfergus after its defeat by the Irish Catholic Ulster Army at the Battle of Benburb in 1646.
Montrose attempted to renew the war against the Covenanters on his behalf but was defeated in April 1650 at the Battle of Carbisdale.
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 The Covenanters
Representatives of the Covenanters sat on the Committee for Both Kingdoms in London, which directed the allied war-effort, and observers from the Kirk attended the Westminster Assembly, at which reform of the Church of England was debated.
After mid-1644, Covenanter leaders began to support the faction in the English Parliament that favoured a negotiated settlement rather than an outright military victory over the Royalists, but peace proposals were firmly rejected by the King at the Uxbridge Treaty in January 1645.
Covenanters who rejected Episcopacy and continued to worship at illegal conventicles were persecuted during the reigns of Charles II and his successor James II, notably during the infamous "killing times" of 1680-5.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /glossary/covenanter.htm   (1075 words)

  
 Hepburn+O'Neill Family History - Scottish Covenanters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The General Assembly of 1638 was composed of ardent Covenanters, and in 1640 the covenant was adopted by the Scottish Parliament, and its subscription was required from all citizens.
However, many Covenanters, led by James Hamilton, were suspicious of their English allies' intentions and opened secret negotiations with Charles I. He made important concessions to them in the "Engagement" made with the Scots in December 1647.
The Covenanters' insistence on dictating the future of both Scotland and England eventually led to all-out war with their erstwhile allies, the English Parliament, and to the Scots signing an alliance with Charles II known as the Treaty of Breda (1650).
www.himandus.net /ofh/hepburn/history_of_scottish_covenanters.html   (2694 words)

  
 Campaigns of the Marquis of Montrose, 1644-5
However, the campaign in the north was eclipsed by the siege of York and the subsequent defeat of Prince Rupert and the northern Royalists at Marston Moor in July 1644.
During the negotiations, a soldier from the Covenanter garrison is said to have shot and killed a drummer boy accompanying the heralds, infuriating Montrose and his troops who swore vengeance on the Covenanters of Aberdeen.
Major-General Hurry, with 3,500 Covenanter infantry and 400 horse, made a rapid night march in damp and misty conditions hoping to catch Montrose in a surprise dawn attack on 9 May. It was fortunate for Montrose that Hurry's soldiers fired their muskets to clear damp powder, thus giving warning of their approach.
www.british-civil-wars.co.uk /military/1644-5-montrose-scotland.htm   (3620 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for covenanter
Covenanter Originally a Scot who opposed the ecclesiastical innovations of Charles I of England.
Covenanters Scottish Presbyterians pledged by the National Covenant (1638) to uphold their religion.
Chignecto covenanters: a regional history of Reformed Presbyterians in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
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 Origins of American Covenanter Political Theology -NRA
While the Covenanters comments regarding the nature of juries as an eclectic association is beyond refutation, the suggestion that jurors are the creation of the constitution is suspect.
Again, the Covenanters may have misunderstood the nature of the common law legal system that existed within the procedural confines of the state and federal constitutions.
Since the Covenanters no longer were confident that the legal system of the land was based on the revealed law of God, they affirmed their testimony by prohibiting members from jury service.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Covenanters formed an important movement in the religion and politics of Scotland in the 17th century.
The Covenanter force remained in Ireland until the end of the civil wars but was confined to its garrison around Carrickfergus after its defeat by the Irish Catholic Ulster Army at the Battle of Benburb in 1646.
Montrose attempted to renew the war against the Covenanters on his behalf but was defeated in April 1650 at the Battle of Carbisdale.
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 Greyfriars Kirk Nightime
Inside Greyfriar's Mark unlocked the tomb of "McKenzie" whom is supposed to be the entity haunting "Covenanter's Black Mausoleum".
The section of the cemetery named "Covenanter's Prison" is so haunted the city of Edinburgh keeps it chained and locked.
The hauntings in the "Covenanter's" part of the cemetery started in 1989, supposedly when a homeless man broke into this tomb located in the "Greyfriar's Kirk" section.
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 The cruiser tanks of Great Britain
When the A13 prototype proved to be too slow and generally "unwanted", LMSR was asked to build a new vehicle using as many of the A13 parts as possible.
The Covenanter was a low vehicle equipped with a Christie suspension and a purpose built Meadows flathead 12 engine.
Covenanter 4 was basically a modification of the cooling system.
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 Grafton Covenanter Church
The little Covenanter Church at Grafton was well filled Sabbath afternoon with survivors of old Covenanter families and friends when a service was held to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the founding of this congregation.
Representatives from other Covenanter families for miles around were also present despite the very intense and unusual heat and the service was greatly enjoyed.
In 1835 he was called to the township of Cornwallis for part of his time, and from that date until his death in 1878, he was pastor of the Covenanter congregations of Horton and Cornwallis, living in Horton until 1845, in Woodside until 1856 and in Somerset from that time until his death in 1878.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Covenanter
After service abroad under William of Orange (later William III of England), he returned (1678) to Scotland to help in the suppression of the Covenanters, a task to which he devoted himself for 10 years.
Returning to Scotland in 1638, he led the army of the Covenanters in the Bishops' Wars.
At first he was active in enforcing the Covenant and served in the Covenanters' army in the Bishops' Wars.
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 Missing Links The Covenanter Tank in Detail Article by Peter Brown
The Covenanter earned one place in AFV history in June 1940 when it was decided to call British tanks by a name and not by specification or type number as had happened before.
Covenanter was designed as a continuation of the A13 series with heavier armour than the earlier Christie based A13 's 14m and A13 Mk II's 30mm.
Covenanter probably never fired a shot in anger, but one at least was shot at, a Mk I or II attached to an armoured train in mid-1942 was destroyed when the train was bombed (see 'The Armoured Train' by G Balfour, Batsford 1981).
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 infopage master
Primary AFV is the Covenanter III ACV tank.
The Covenanter is equipped with an aluminium and ceramic turret in which is mounted a 10cm powergun.
Quick and well armoured, the Covenanter's secondary weapon is a tri-barrel powergun, with an anti buzz-bomb point defence system and has an effective suite of AI electronics.
www.salute.co.uk /slammers3/pages/vehicles/waldheim_covenanter.htm   (275 words)

  
 Register of Marriages and Baptisms Performed By Rev. John Cuthbertson, Covenanter Minister, 1751-1791 : Genealogical ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The covenanters, or Reformed Presbyterians, broke with the Established Church of Scotland in the seventeenth century, touching off a violent quarrel within both church and state.
To escape the turmoil, some of the faithful took their brand of orthodox Calvinism to the Colonies, to Pennsylvania in particular, where they settled as early as 1720.
Since, as a matter of doctrine, the Covenanters disdained civil authority, it is probable that many of the 5,000 persons identified in these pages are identified in no other records of the colonial period.
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 Hickory Grove Cemetery - Monroe County, Iowa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The story of the beginning of the cemetery is that when the Presbyterian Churches united, the Pleasant Divide or "Seceder" cemetery did not join the union.
Those people in the church who wanted to join the union started their own church and cemetery, known as Hickory Grove or "Covenanter".
Last year a new fence and gates were put up, stones set upright and broken ones repaired and the cemetery is a well kept and attractive place.
www.iamonroe.org /cemetery/hickory.html   (339 words)

  
 Osprey Publishing - Crusader and Covenanter Cruiser Tanks 1939—45
The Covenanter (which never saw active service) and Crusader Cruiser tanks were developed between 1939 and 1940.
The Crusader first saw action in the North African desert in June 1941: its speed and sleek design made it a hard target to hit, and the tank was well-respected by the Afrikakorps for its velocity in combat.
This book examines the Covenanter and the many variants of the Crusader tank, detailing the designs, developments and disappointments of these infamous World War II tanks.
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 The Children's Hour: Hey, Daddy, I’m a Covenanter
Therefore, even though the scene was brief (we were in the midst of cleaning!), I was greatly encouraged when my son made that statement, “Hey, Daddy, I’m a Covenanter!” Externally I just went along with the game, but internally my heart swelled with encouragement.
May you live faithfully in covenant with God, and as those Covenanters of old may you be unrelenting in your loyalty to King Jesus and His Kirk.”
I've attempted to read one book on the Covenanters with a Scottish brogue (which my wife said was somewhat convincing, though my voice tends to be sore afterward).
childrenshourbooks.blogspot.com /2006/11/hey-daddy-im-covenanter.html   (417 words)

  
 Covenanter Tour
elcome to Covenanter Tour, a site dedicated to providing tours of Scotland and Ireland and exploration of the history of the Reformation that has so deeply impacted Christ's church then and now.
Covenanter Tour focuses even more narrowly on the lives and ways in which Christ used the Covenanters to see His people gain a greater understanding of Reformed doctrine and principles and to better understand the full implications of the Mediatorial Kingship of Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in a Reformation Tour in the summer of 2007, please visit Reformation Tours to get information and registration information about the trips planned.
www.covenantertour.org   (103 words)

  
 Scottish Borders Heritage: Tweedsmuir Parish Church and Covenanter's Grave   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The first minister was Alexander Trotter, who ministered without a church for the first four years of his office, received no stipend during his time there and died in 1661, after having been in “not only a dying condition, but likely to be smothered in a ruinous house”;.
A few years later, during the “Killing Times”; John Hunter, a covenanter was “cruelly murdered at Core Head by Col James Douglas and his party for his adherence to the word of God & Scotland’s covenanted work of Reformation 1685”.
His gravestone can still be found in the present churchyard, as also can a memorial to over thirty men who died during the construction of the Talla Reservoir between 1895-1905.
www.scottishbordersheritage.co.uk /heritage/lastdetails.jsp?id=207   (193 words)

  
 Amazon.com: covenanter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Chignecto covenanters: a regional history of Reformed Presbyterians in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.: An article from: Presbyterian Record (Jul 28, 2005)
The Covenanter: devoted to the principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church by Henry B. (Henry Brewster) Stanton (Paperback - Dec 31, 2006)
The Covenanters of the Merse, Their History and Sufferings as Found in the Records of That Time By the Rev. J.
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 Alexander McLeod   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
At the establishment of Union College, he became a student and graduated with honour in 1798.
He joined the Covenanter Church in Princetown, New York, under the eminent James McKinney.
He studied theology under his direction, and was licensed by the Reformed Presbytery, at Coldenham, New York, June 24, 1799.
www.covenanter.org /McLeod/alexandermcleod.htm   (253 words)

  
 Scottish Covenanter Stories Summary
It begins with the best known Covenanter trials and executions, those of the Covenant leaders, The Earl Of Argyll and and Lord Johnson Of Wariston, A keynote event in the persecutions was the battle of Rullion Green.
This was started over an attempt by the Royalists to roast a Covenant supporting farmer on a large griddle.
They succeeded, even fighting a pitched battle at Bello Path, but no one was killed, though Houston fell from his horse in the escape and received serious brain damage.
www.shvoong.com /books/history/257985-scottish-covenanter-stories   (593 words)

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