Kirk party (act. 1648-1651)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford dictionary of national biography
EditorsH.C.G. Matthew, Brian Harrison
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)019861411X
Publication statusPublished - May 2010


  • kirk
  • Scotland
  • Church of Scotland
  • Kirk party


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