Kirk party (act. 1648-1651)

Young, John R.; Matthew, H.C.G. and Harrison, Brian, eds. (2010) Kirk party (act. 1648-1651). In: The Oxford dictionary of national biography. Oxford University Press. ISBN 019861411X (

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Kirk party (act. 1648-1651) was the radical regime that took power in Scotland in the aftermath of the defeat by Oliver Cromwell's forces of the engagement army, led by James Hamilton, first duke of Hamilton, at the battle of Preston on 17 August 1648. This article tells us all about it.


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