The Battle of Tibbermore /Tibbermure
Victory by the Back Door
The surge in the amount of violence and mayhem in the Middle East and in targeted European (including British) locations has caused much grief and sadness to innocent families and individuals . Atrocities carried out in the name of religion are not something that has suddenly occurred .They have been part of society for longer than we might imagine .
The period of the 1640s in Scotland was one of violent confrontation between the Royalists faction supporting the Stewart monarch Charles 1 and the fiercely Presbyterian adherents known as Covenanters . Despite the efforts of James VI to introduce Bishops into the Kirk , the Covenanters with their power base in the south and south west of Scotland were vociferous and militant in pursuit of their cause . In 1644 they marched south into England to lend support to the Engl…