Five Articles of Perth

The Five Articles of Perth was an attempt by King James VI of Scotland to impose practices on the Church of Scotland in an attempt to integrate it with the episcopalian Church of England.[1] This move was unpopular with those Scots who held Puritan views on worship, and with those who supported Presbyterian church governance.

The articles provided for

The articles were reluctantly accepted by the General Assembly of the Church at Perth in 1618, and were not ratified by the Scottish Parliament until 1621.[3] The approving Act was repealed by the Confession of Faith Ratification Act 1690.

See also


  1. Kishlansky, Mark (1997). A monarchy transformed : Britain 1603-1714. London: Penguin Books. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-14-014827-5.
  2. "Reformation History". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  3. Stewart, Laura A. M. (2007). "The Political Repercussions of the Five Articles of Perth: A Reassessment of James VI and I's Religious Policies in Scotland". The Sixteenth Century Journal. 38 (4): 1013–1036.

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