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William Cunningham Glencairn
(e.1610—64)

9th Earl of Glencairn. Politician and soldier. Active in the Covenanting revolution, he joined the bulk of the aristocracy in reconciling himself with the Stewart dynasty and led Glencairn’s Rising in the Highlands against General Monck’s Cromwellian forces in 1653. Though defeated the Rising made the Cromwellians
anxious to appease the Scottish nobility.

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