RE: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Covenanter quiz
- Oh hey, BD, this is interesting. I live not far from worcester, and within walking distance, or used to be, its probably about 20 mins walk away, we have a tree down by our local train station, that is connected with this, that Charles hid in it during that time.I make no comment regarding Charles or any later monarchs. ;-) But such persecuting times! ;-)~Deejay-----Original Message-------- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gmw"
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Sent: 04 May 2004 06:10
Subject: [Covenanted Reformation] Re: Covenanter quiz
> Yes, this is a reference to it, but what "anniversary" was being
imposed, the anniversary of what?
> This is what I seek! Search! Dig!
As I recall, it was the anniversary of the restoration of the
monarchy to the British Isles.
With the passage of the Act of Supremacy and Act Rescissory, it was
celebrated by the public tearing of the covenant in Edinburgh and
burning of it in Linlithgow on the anniversary in 1662, along with
the burning of Lex Rex, Causes of the Lord's Wrath, acts of
Parliament, and acts of general assemblies from the covenanting era.
In England, it came to be called Oak Apple Day, for the oak in which
Charles II hid and saved his life at the battle of Worcester in Sept.
1651 and was able to flee to the continent from whence he returned to
the throne the next decade. As traditions go, persons would wear oak
twigs that day to show loyalty to the monarchy. It became common for
certain schoolboys if they saw you didn't wear anything to give
tribute to the king, to answer your "disloyalty" by pinching the
offender on the buttocks, of which and the day as a result also
became known as Pinch-Bum day.