James VI and I planned to unite the Presbyterian Church of Scotland
with the Church of England. Aware that the General Assembly of
Presbyterian ministers would attempt to block this scheme, he
forbade them from meeting, but on 2nd July they met at Aberdeen in
defiance of the King. As a result, the leaders were imprisoned and
futures assembly were forbidden by the Council of Scotland.
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Editors. "A General Assembly of Presbyterian ministers meets in defiance of James VI". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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