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Online seminar: Was the Marquess of Argyll guilty of treason during the Cromwellian occupation of Scotland?

Posted by The Argyll Papers, Inveraray Castle




14/06/2024 14:30 - 14/06/2024 16:00


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This seminar will focus on the experience of Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll during the Cromwellian occupation of Scotland from 1651 to the restoration of King Charles II in 1660. It will focus on correspondence between the Marquess and the Commander of the Commonwealth army of occupation in Scotland. At the restoration, the Marquess was tried for “treason” in that he cooperated with Cromwell’s army while the King was in exile. His letters to General Monck, Commander of Cromwell’s forces in Scotland were produced at his trial as evidence of his complicity. Bob will use these letters, together with other documents from the time to reconsider Parliament’s guilty judgement and sentence of death.

Bob is a retired Human Resources Consultant now living in Dunoon. He is interested in local history and has been researching and studying the history of Argyll in the 17th century. He is also a volunteer with the Argyll Estates Archives at Inveraray and a guide at the Campbell Mausoleum at Kilmun. Bob also has links to Clan Lamont and has carried out research into their Clan history and their links with Clan Campbell.

Attendance at the seminar is free to members of the Friends. Non-members are asked to make a £5 donation to the Friends at Donate to Friends of the Argyll Papers (

Please book your place for the seminar by emailing Alison at:

Argyll Estates Archives, Cherry Park, , Inveraray, PA32 8XE,

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