The National Archives Civil War
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Our Scots people did not start this war. It is the fault of Charles and his meddling bishops. We were loyal to the King but he was trying force his will on us by using his army against us because we rejected his prayer book. We do not want him and his bishops trying to control our Presbyterian religion. We do not want any moves towards the Catholic faith. We do not believe in having bishops controlling our churches either. Charles called a parliament to raise the money in order to attack us. He is the cause of this war. And now he is not willing to make peace and settle our differences. He is totally unreasonable. Anyway, what kind of king loses control of three kingdoms?