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Book of Common Prayer (Edinburgh 1637), 1637

Book of Common Prayer (Edinburgh 1637) Printed by Robert Young, printer to HM King Charles I. In Scotland, Laud (who had been made a privy councillor there) similarly emphasized his desire 'to conform Scotland to the Church of England', and recommended that the prayer book should be adopted in its entirety, but was overridden by the advice of the Scottish bishops although he still reviewed their draft prayer book on the king's instructions. Laud was adamant that he was not to blame for the conflict that subsequently developed. He complained on 2 September 1639 to his ally John Bramhall that he had always warned the Scottish bishops 'to be very careful what they did and how they demeaned themselves … that they should be very moderate in the prosecution and temper themselves from all offence' (Hunt. L., Hastings MS 15172). He deplored the 'want of care and circumspection … in the way of managing the thing … and then in timely suppressing the first disorders about it' (Works, 7.489–90) which had created a crisis that he had been unable to avert despite regularly foretelling it.... Milton, A. (2009, May 21). Laud, William (1573–1645), archbishop of Canterbury. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed
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Psalmes of David (Edinburgh 1635), 1635

Hart's widow continued the business with the aid of their sons, principally Samuel and John. Printing as the 'Heirs of Andro Hart', Widow Hart was a formidable book merchant in her own right, printing a variety of texts including the special edition of poems Eiscodia‎ musarum Edinensium in Carole presented to Charles I to commemorate his coronation visit in 1633. The previous year she unsuccessfully opposed the appointment of the London printer Robert Young as king's printer for Scotland, taking her case directly to parliament....Mann, A. (2008, January 03). Hart, Andro (b. in or before 1566, d. 1621), bookseller and printer. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed