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The Signing of the National Covenant at Greyfriars Kirkyard, Edinburgh, 1638: The Scottish Covenanters called for closer political and ecclesiastical union between Scotland and England. In the Engagement of 1647 they called explicitly for a union of the parliaments of the two kingdoms.

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The 36th Ulster Division at the Somme, 1916: This infantry division of the British Army was formed  by members of the Ulster Volunteers. They signed the 1912 Ulster Covenant - following in the tradition of the Scottish Covenant of 1638 - to preserve Ulster's place as an integral part of the British nation.