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Alexander Henderson

(c. 1583—1646) Church of Scotland minister and politician


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(c.1583–1646),

Scottish Covenanting leader. He was mainly responsible for drafting the National Covenant of 1638, and during the Bishops' Wars of 1639–40 he was the recognized leader of the Scottish Presbyterians. He prepared the draft of the Solemn League and Covenant for both Scotland and England (1643) and of the Directory for Public Worship (1644).

Subjects: Philosophy — Christianity.


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