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The Memorabilia of Perth By Scotland's Greatest Story
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This remarkable book, first published in 1806, is a genealogical treasure trove for those with Perth ancestry, and contains the following: A physical description of Perth in 1806; Historical... More > Memoranda Respecting Perth (including the earliest history of Perth, and names of all Provosts, Bailies, Deans of Guild and Treasurers from 1465 to 1805); Charters Relating to the Priviliges of Perth (translated from Latin); Lists - the ministers and rectors of the town's grammar school and academy; ministers of Perth from the Reformation; subscribers for the building of the town's bridge in 1776, and for the public seminaries in 1804; & The Rev Alexander Duff's Traditional Account of the Death of John, Earl of Gowrie in 1600. The book, reprinted in eBook format by Scotland's Greatest Story, is presented in PDF format.< Less
Perth Assembly By David Calderwood
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Perth Assembly was written by David Calderwood in 1619. It was printed in Leyden, Holland by the Pilgrims just a year before they made the voyage to America to settle at Plymouth Colony. The book... More > enraged King James I, who sent authorities to Holland to arrest William Brewster, the printer. Brewster fled to England and went into hiding. He was never apprehended, and later made the voyage to America in 1620. Calderwood wrote Perth Assembly out of protest to King James’ imposition of the “Five Articles” upon the Church of Scotland. He fled to Holland after publishing the book, and didn’t return to Scotland until after the death of James I, in 1625.< Less
John Spottiswoode Jacobean Archbishop and Statesman By A S Wayne Pearce
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Archbishop John Spottiswoode (1565-1639) was one of the most important men of his generation in Scotland. Originally a zealous Presbyterian, he became an Episcopalian sympathizer sometime in the... More > 1590s, and was nominated as Archbishop of Glasgow in 1603 following the death of the pre-Reformation Archbishop James Beaton. Spottiswoode’s abilities as an administrator and politician quickly became apparent. In 1615 he was elevated to the Archbishopric of St Andrews where he dominated Scottish politics for the rest of his life. In this careful study, Dr Wayne Pearce considers the career of Spottiswoode until the death of James VI in 1625. While seeking to understand Spottiswoode’s perspective, the study does not shy away from the blemishes in his conduct and character. • The result is a fascinating account of the continuing struggle between the adherents of Presbyterianism, Episcopalianism, and Roman Catholicism in Scotland during those momentous years.< Less
Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal, vol.3, 2013 By Douglas Somerset (ed.)
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The Scottish Reformation Society Historical Journal contains articles on Scottish Church history written from an evangelical perspective. Subjects in the 2013 issue include John Knox and the... More > destruction of the Perth friaries in 1559; the Scottish Covenanters and uniformity of Church government with England in the 1640s; the Scottish Church in Rotterdam in 1643; Alexander Shields and the Revolution Settlement of 1689; James Begg and the 1872 Education Act; the History of the Kames Free Presbyterian Church 1893-1994; and Movements in main-line Presbyterian Churches in Scotland in the twentieth Century.< Less
Anne of Geierstein By Walter Scott
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The novel is set shortly after the battle of Tewkesbury (1471), in which the Yorkist king Edward IV had finally defeated the Lancastrian party. Along with The Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein... More > was Scott's most commercially successful novel after 1825. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), began his career writing narrative poetry, and later re-launched his career as a novelist. Deriving most of his material from his native Scotland, its history and its legends, Scott invented and mastered what we know today as the historical novel.< Less
Hypnotism: Its History, Practice and Theory By JOHN MILNE BRAMWELL
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JOHN MILNE BRAMWELL Hypnotism: Its History, Practice and Theory John Milne Bramwell was born in Perth, Scotland, May 11, 1852. The son of a physician, he studied medicine in Edinburgh, and after... More > obtaining his degree of M.B., in 1873, he settled at Goole, Yorkshire. Fired by the unfinished work of Braid, Bernheim and Liébeault, he began, in 1889, a series of hypnotic researches, which, together with a number of successful experiments he had privately conducted, created considerable stir in the medical world. Abandoning his general practice and settling in London in 1892, Dr. Bramwell became one of the foremost authorities in the country on hypnotism as a curative agent. His Works include many valuable treatises, the most important being "Hypnotism: its History, Practice and Theory," published in 1903, and here summarised for the World's Greatest Books by Dr. Bramwell himself.< Less