Bishop's War, First (1639)

Brief conflict between Charles I of England and the Scots, caused by Charles's attempt to impose the English liturgy on the Scots in response to which the Scots abolished Bishops in the Scottish church. The Scots seized Edinburgh Castle, but the war was ended without serious fighting by the Peace of Berwick (18 June 1639), in which Charles made some concessions to the Scots, although he was unwilling to allow the abolition of the Bishops.
cover The English Civil War , Richard Holmes & Peter Young, an early work by one of the country's best known military historians, this is a superb single volume history of the war, from its causes to the last campaigns of the war and on to the end of the protectorate.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (1 November 2000), Bishop's War, First (1639),

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