Shetlopedia - The Shetland Encyclopaedia
- The Bishops Wars between Scottish Presbyterians and Charles I. Although they ultimately affect the religion of Shetland, most of the conflicts are further south.
At Gluckstadt, Christian IV of Denmark and Thomas Rowe, ambassador for Charles I of Great Britain, signed a treaty renewing their alliance. Among the articles of the treaty was: "XIX. As the Orcades or Schetland cannot without Disadvantage and Detriment to both Parties be excluded out of this Treaty, so all Negotiations during the Life of the two Kings or one of them shall remain undisturb'd, nor shall any Change or Alteration be made, the Right of the Successors remaining in its due State in the mean time."