Research Summary

My research is focused on identifying and understanding Royalist allegiance in Scotland during the British Civil Wars (1638-1651). Traditionally, historians have tended to downplay Royalism in Scotland, instead focusing on the Covenanters and the ways in which they were able to wrestle power away from the crown for much of the 1640s. As a result, our knowledge of Scottish Royalism, and the thousands of Scots who pledged their allegiance to Charles I and Charles II, is limited. My PhD thesis sets out to quantify Royalist support within Scottish society and better understand the motives which underpinned Royalist allegiance in Scotland. As well as investigating overt Royalist support through the taking up of arms, my research is also interested in uncovering lesser forms of Royalist support, from withholding taxes from the Covenanting authorities to publically slurring Covenanters in the street. I am also interested in the social appeal of Royalism and understanding what being a Royalist meant to different people from different backgrounds.


  • Andrew Lind, ‘A Gaelic Civil War? – Iain Lom and the Civil War in the Highlands and Islands’, Venture Faire, Vol. 22 (2017), pp.3-7.
  • Andrew Lind, ‘Battle in the Burgh: Glasgow during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, Journal of Northern Renaissance (2019). [Forthcoming]
  • Andrew Lind, ‘’No man can do dewtie to god, who rendereth not dewtifull obedience to his king’ –  Royalism and Allegiance within the Scottish Clergy, c.1638-1651’, in Chris Langley (ed.), The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 (Woodbridge, 2019). [Forthcoming]
  • Andrew Lind, ‘’You may take my head from my shoulders, but not my heart from my soveraigne’: Understanding Royalist Allegiance during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, in Matthew Ward and Matthew Hefferan (eds.), Loyalty to the Monarchs of Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688 (Basingstoke, 2019). [Forthcoming]
  • Andrew Lind (2016), Sharon Adams and Julian Goodare (eds), Scotland in the Age of Two Revolutions (Woodbridge, 2014), xiv + 253 pp. ISBN 978-1-84383-939-2. Scottish Archives, Vol. 21, pp.133-135. [Book Review]
  • Andrew Lind (2018), Murdo Fraser, The Rivals:  Montrose and Argyll and the Struggle for Scotland (Edinburgh, 2015), vii + 280pp. ISBN  978-1-78027-306-8. Scottish Society for Northern Studies, Vol. 48, pp.82-85. [Book Review]



    • The MacKenzie Endowment (2015-2016)
    • The Eleanor Dunlop Scholarship (2016-2017)
    • The Scottish History Research Fund (2017)
    • University of Glasgow College of Arts Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship (2017-2019)


    • Speaker at ‘Loyalty to the British Monarchs, c.1400-1688’, January 2018
    • Co-organiser and speaker at 'The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland', October 2017
    • Speaker at ‘The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies’, January 2017
    • Keynote speaker at 1st Marquis of Montrose Society Annual General Meeting, 2017


    • History 1A: Scotland's Millennium 1000-2000
    • History 2A: People, Things, Ideas: The Making of Modern Societies, 1500-2000