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Act of Settlement

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(1662),

passed by the Irish parliament as part of the Restoration land settlement. Dispossessed proprietors judged by a court of claims to have been innocent of rebellion were to...

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Cavaliers

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Nickname for the royalists who fought for Charles I during the civil wars. Like ‘roundhead’, ‘cavalier’ originated as a term of abuse. Stemming from the Spanish word caballero, it was meant...

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dissent

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(nonconformity). Though dissenting sects could trace some of their doctrines to well before the Reformation, for example to the lollards, pre‐Reformation heterodoxy is usually termed schism...

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1st duke of Hamilton, James Hamilton

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(1606–49)

Scottish nobleman, a supporter of the Cavalier cause. Charles I appointed him the king's commissioner in Scotland in 1638, but despite negotiating with the Covenanters,...

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