Further Reading on
Presbyterianism, the Kirk and the Covenanters

The bibliography below
includes some small pamphlets as well as major scholarly
works. It is offered as a source of further reading. Many
of the books are out of print but may be available from
antiquarian booksellers and companies specialising in re
prints. It is always worthwhile to enquire of your local
library about a book which may be available through an
inter library loan service. For those able to make use of
the facilities, there is a wealth of information in the
Edinburgh City Library, the National Library of Scotland,
the National Archives, and many libraries in the South
West of Scotland.

Anderson, Rev James.  The Ladies of the
. New York, Redfield.(1851).
Balmaghie Kirk Session, The Kirk above Dee
.  Balmaghie, Scotland, Undated.
Ballantyne. R.M. Hunted and Harried.
London, James Nisbet & Co.ca 1890.[Historical novel
Beveridge Henry and
Jules  Bonnet
Selected works of
John Calvin
.  Edinburgh:n.p, ca 1850;
reprint Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books, 1996.
Bosanquet, R.C. Cavaliers and
Covenanters: The Crookham Affray of 1678
Newcastle, Soc. of Antiquaries (1932). 
Burnet, Bishop Gilbert History of My Own
, ed O.Airy,  2 vols, Oxford,
Calderwood, David.  The History of the
Kirk of Scotland.
(8 volumes)  Ed. Thos.
Thomson.  Edinburgh: Wodrow Society, 1842.
Calvin, John Institutes of the
Christian Religion
.  Ed. John T. McNeill
Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1960.
Cameron, Thomas Peden the Prophet .
Edinburgh.,Blue Banner  Productions (1998)
Campbell. David Graham Scotland`s Story in
Her Monuments
. London, Robert hale,(1982).
Campbell, Thorbjorn     Standing Witnesses.
Edinburgh,  Saltire Society. (1996)
Carslaw, Rev.W H Ed.  The Life and Letters
of James  Renwick the Last  Scottish 
. Helensburgh,  Scotland. Oliphant
Anderson &, Ferrier. (1893). 
Charles II. 

A Large Declaration
concerning the Late Tumults in Scotland
. London,
Robert Young, (1639)  Facsimile, Newtown,
Powys.    Jacobus Publications,

Cheap, John The Chapman`s
Library, Religious and Scriptural,
Robert Lindsay,(1877).
Cook, Faith. 
Samuel Rutherford and
his Friends
.  Edinburgh, Banner of Truth
Trust, (1992).
Coward, Barry.  Stuart England
.  London: Longman, (1997).
Davies, Godfrey.  The Early Stuarts
.  Oxford: Clarendon Press,
Daviot. Gordon Claverhouse,
Collins, London (1937).
Dick Rev. C H.  Highways & Byways in
Galloway & Carrick
. London. MacMillan & Co. Ltd.
Dodds, James   The Fifty Years
Struggle of the  Scottish Covenanters
London,  Houlston & Sons (1868)
Durisdeer Ian    More Stewartry
Sketches. Scotland.
Castle DouglasThe
Forward Press. Undated.
Eglesheime, George.  The Forerunner of
Revenge upon the Duke of  Buckinghame, for the
poysoning of the Most   Potent King,
James, of happie memorie, King  of Great
Britaine, and the Lord Marqueis of Hammiltoun, and
others of the Nobilitie; discovered by Mr George
Eglesheme , one of  King James his Physicians
for his Majestie`spersoun above the space of ten
.  N.p.: n.p., 1626
Fraser, Antonia. King Charles II
London,  Weidenfield & Nicolson, (1979). 
Fletcher, Anthony.  The Outbreak of the
English Civil War
.  London:  Edward
Arnold, (1981).
Furgol, Edward.  A Regimental History
of the Covenanting Armies  1639-1651

Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers,  Ltd., 1990.
General Assembly of the
Church of Scotland.
A solemn Testimony
against Toleration.
Edinburgh: A.Ker, Clerk to
the General           
Assembly , 1649; reprint Edmonton:  Still
Waters Revival Books, 1996.
General Assembly
of the Church of Scotland.
The Declinatour and
Protestation of the some sometimes pretended Bishops
. Edinburgh:
J. Bryson, 1639; reprint Edmonton:  Still
Waters Revival Books, 1996.

General Assembly of the Church Scotland

Acts of the General Assembly of
the Church of  Scotland 1638-1649. 

reprint Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books,

Gilfillan, George.  The Martyrs and
heroes of the Scottish Covenant,
London , Gall &
Inglis, (1863)
Gordon. Anne Death is for the
. Edinburgh. Paul Harris
Grainger, John D.  Cromwell Against the
.  Midlothian:   
Tuckwell Press, Ltd., 1997.
Guthrie, William.  The Christian’s Great
.  Edinburgh: Guthrie, 1658;
reprint Edinburgh: Banner  of Truth Trust,
Hector, William.     Selections of the
Judicial Records  of Renfrewshire.
J&J Cook, (1876).
Hetherington, W. M. The Works of George
Gillespie, The Presbyterian’s Armoury.
Edinburgh: Ogle, Oliver & Boyd, 1846.


Hewison, James King. 


The Covenanters. A
History of the Church in  Scotland from the
Reformation to the Revolution.
Glasgow, John
Smith & Son,        
Hill, George. The MacDonnells of
  Belfast:  Archer & Sons, 1873.
Hill George ,Ed. 

Montgomery Manuscripts
. Belfast:
Cleland, 1869.
Howie, John. The Scots Worthies,
Revised Ed, W.H. Carslaw (1851), Banner of 
Truth Trust, Edinburgh (1995)  
Howie, John.    Biographia Scoticana,
1781 version. Edmonton  Canada. Still 
Waters Revival Books. Reprint (1996).
Johnston, Rev.John C.  Alexander Peden, The
Prophet of  the Covenant
. Ireland, Mourne
 Missionary Trust Reprint.(1988)
Johnston, Rev.John C.  Treasury of the
Scottish Covenant
  Edinburgh, Andrew
Elliott. (1887).
Kenyon, John and Jane
Ohlmeyer. Ed.
The Civil Wars , A
military History of England, Scotland and Ireland
1638 – 1660
.    Oxford:
University Press, (1998).
Knox, John.  The Works of John
. (6 volumes) Ed. David Laing. 
Edinburgh: Bannantyne Club,1846-1854; reprint
Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books, 1996.
Latham, Robert. Ed.  The Illustrated
Pepys, Extracts from the Diary
, London, Bell &
Hyman, (1979).
Lawson, Rev. R   The Covenanters of
   Paisley, J&R Parlane,

Lockyer, Roger.    

Tudor and Stuart Britain 1471-1714,
Longman, (1985).

T. K. Lowry
The Hamilton
. Belfast: Archer & Sons, (1867).

Mackenzie, William. 

The History of Galloway from the
Earliest Period to the Present Time

Kirkcudbright:     John
Nicholson, 1841; reprint Bowie: Heritage Books Inc.,
M`Crie Rev. Thomas  Sketches of Church
. Edinburgh.John  Johnstone.(1846).
M’Crie, Rev.Thomas.  Life of John Knox. 
Edinburgh: William Blackwood & Sons, 1855; reprint
Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books, (1996).
M’Crie, Rev.Thomas.
Life of Andrew
.  (2 volumes)      
Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1819; reprint  
Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books, (1996).
M’Crie, Rev.Thomas. 
The Lives of
Alexander Henderson and James Guthrie

Edinburgh: General Assembly of Scotland,1856;
reprint Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books,
McDonald, Rev M.  The Covenanters in
Moray & Ross. 
Inverness, Melven Brothers (1892)
McGregor, A. A.  The Buried Barony.
London, Robert Hale Ltd. (1949)
Maclean, Colin.   Going to Church.
Edinburgh. National Museum of Scotland. (1997)
Mackenzie, William.  The History of
Galloway from the earliest period to the present
. Kirkcudbright. John Nicholson. (1841)
McWard, Rev. Robert  A Collection of
Tracts. Banders Disbanded,    the
poor man’s Cup of Cold Water, A testimony against
the Cess, 1679.
  Dalry: John Gemmill,1805;
reprint Edmonton: Still Waters Revival Books,
Magnusson, Magnus  Scotland, the story
of a Nation
.   London: Harper Collins,
Metcalfe, William M.   A History of the
County of  Renfrew
, Paisley, Alexander Gardner
Moir, W. Bryce. 
The Flodden Wall. The
Covenanters Prison on Greyfriars Yard Edinburgh.

 Edinburgh: T. & A. Constable, (1910).
Morton, A.S.   Galloway and the
  Paisley, Alexander Gardner (1914).

Official Guide to   the Ruthwell Cross

Edinburgh: Historical Scotland, (1998)
Paterson, James.   History of the
Counties of Ayr & Wigton
.  Edinburgh. James
Stillie, (1863).
Penninghame Kirk  Extract from the
Session Book of  the Parish of Penninghame. 
Dumfries, J McDiarmid & Co. (1826).
Peterkin, Alexander. Ed.
The Booke of the
Universall Kirk  of  Scotland

Edinburgh, Blackwood. (1838)
Peterkin, Alexander. Ed. Records of the Kirk
of Scotland
. Edinburgh. Blackwood, (1838)
Pollok,  Robert   Tales of the
Edinburgh: Oliphant, Anderson &
Ferrier.  (ca 1895). 
Pollok, Robert. 
Ralph Gemmell, a
Story of Covenanting Times
. Kilmarnock: John
Ritchie, n.d.
Prothero G. W     Select Statutes and
other Constitutional Documents of the reign of
Elizabeth I and  James I
. London.Oxford
University Press. (1946)    
Reid, Rec. H.M.B     One of King William`s
Edinburgh, John Menzies & Co, (1898)
Reid, Rev. H.M.B.   The Kirk Above Dee
Castle Douglas, Adam Rae,(1895)
Renwick, Rev. James. The Life and Letters
of James Renwick         
the Last Scottish Martyr
. Ed. W. H. Carslaw.  
Helensburgh: Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier,   
Ritchie, George. 
Stones of Destiny
Scone: Kirk Session of Old Scone Parish Church,
Robertson, Charles G. Select Statutes,
Cases, and Documents.
  London: Methuen &
Co., Ltd., (1904).
Roy, David.   
The Covenanters.
Airdrie, The Covenanter  Theological Institute
Rutherford, Rev Sml.  
Lex, Rex or The Law
and the  Prince.
Harrisonburg,VA.   Sprinkle
Publications, Reprint 1644 edn (1982)
Rutherford, Rev. Samuel. 
Letters of Samuel
.  Holland:        
Robert McWard, 1664; reprint Edinburgh:  Banner
of Truth Trust, 1996.
Sawyer, Beatrice Mair.  Seven Men of the Kirk
Edinburgh: Church of Scotland Youth Committee, 1959.
Shapiro, Hyman.  Scotland in the days
of James VI
.  London:   Longman
Group, Ltd., 1970.
Shepherd, Thomas. Modern Athens,
Edinburgh in the Eighteenth  century

London: Jones & Co., 1829
Shields Alexander Rev  A Hind Let Loose
. Calton,  Edinburgh, John Kirk (1797).
Simpson Rev. Robert   Traditions of the
.  Edinburgh, Gall & Inglis
Simpson, Robert   Martyrland, A Tale of
the days of  the Covenanters.
Pickering & Inglis (1929) [ Novel ]
Smellie Rev A    Men of the Covenant.
London.  A. Melrose (1903)
Smout T. C     A History of the
Scottish People 1560  – 1830
. London.
Fontana Press (1985)
Spottiswoode, John.  History of the Church
of Scotland
. Edinburgh:
Spottiswoode, 1655; reprint London: Mernston Scolar
Press, 1972.
Stewart J & Sterling J.  Napthali, or the
Wrestlings of the Church of  Scotland for the
Kingdom of  Christ
. Edinburgh (1693).
Edmonton, Still Waters      
Revival Books, reprint  (1996).
Stewartry District  Council.  Covenanting Sites in
the Stewartry               
of Kirkcudbright
.  Dumfries: Stewartry        
Museum Service, 1995.
Stroud, Angus.    Stuart England.,
London, Routledge.(1999).
Swift, Dean J.    Memoirs of Captain
John Creichton, from his own memorials
. Drawn up
and digested by Dean Swift. (1731).
Terry C. Stanford    A History of Scotland
from the Roman  evacuation  to the
Cambridge. U P.  (1920).
Thomson Rev. J.H. Ed. 
A Cloud of Witnesses
for the Royal Prerogative of  Jesus Christ
(1871) Harrisonburg,VA. Sprinkle Publications.
Reprint (1989).
Thompson Rev. J. H.   The Martyr Graves of
 Edinburgh, Johnstone, Hunter & Co.

Acts and Monuments of John Foxe
(8 volumes)   London: Seeley, Burnside &        
Seeley, 1846; reprint Edmonton: Still Waters 
Revival Books, 1996.
Turner, Sir James     Memoirs of his own
Life and Times,        
Ed Thomas McRie ,Edinburgh, (1829)
Vos, Johnannes G.   The Scottish
. Reformed Presbyterian Church of
 America (1940). 
Watt, Very Rev L.M.  The Scottish
, London, James & Co. (ca 1910).
Walker Rev. Patrick. Six Saints of the
Ed.  Hay Fleming London.
Hodder & Stoughton (1901)
Wedgwood C. V.  The Trial of Charles
, London,  William Collins & Co Ltd,
Westminster Assembly. The Westminster
Confession of Faith
.  Edinburgh: Andrew
Anderson, 1679.
Wilkinson J. T.   1662 and After, Three
Centuries of  English Nonconformity

London. Epworth Press. (1962)
Willsher. Betty Understanding
Scottish Graveyards.
Edinburgh. Cannongate Books
Willsher. Betty &
Hunter. Doreen
Stones – 18th century
Scottish Gravestones
. Edinburgh, Canongate.
Wilson, Derek. 
The King and the
.  London:         
Hutchinson, 1999.
Wodrow Rev.
History of the
Sufferings of the Church of Scotland
, Glasgow.
Blackie & Son. (1836). National Library of Scotland.
Wylie, J.A.     The Scots Worthies,
London:  William McKenzie.  (1876)

Wylie, James.  
Story of the Covenant.
  Edinburgh: Blue
Banner Productions, 1998
Young. John R. Ed.  Celtic
Dimensions of the British Civil Wars.
John Donald Publishers,(1997).