Scotland Re-formed: 1488-1587

Scotland Re-formed: 1488-1587

by Jane Dawson


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From the death of James III to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, the story of Scotland is told from the perspective of its regions and of individual Scots, as well as incorporating the view from the royal court. This book explains how the country was re-formed as the relationship between church and crown changed, with these two institutions converging, merging and diverging - thereby permanently altering the nature of Scottish governance. Society was also transformed especially by the feuars, new landholders who became the backbone of rural Scotland. The Reformation Crisis of 1559-60 brought the establishment of a Protestant Kirk, an institution affecting the lives of Scots for many centuries, and a diplomatic revolution that discarded the 'auld alliance' and locked Scotland's future into the British Isles.

Although the disappearance of the pre-Reformation church left a patronage deficit with disastrous effects for Scottish music and art, new forms of cultural expression arose that reflected Protestant sensibilities or were transposed to secular settings. Alongside the dramatic events and slow transformations of cultural, social, economic, political and religious life, in 1587 much remained as it had been in 1488, with Scots deeply rooted in their country through their abiding sense of place and people.

About the Author:
Jane Dawson is Professor of Reformation History in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748614554
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 12/14/2007
Series: New Edinburgh History of Scotland Series , #6
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jane Dawson is Professor of Reformation History at the University of Edinburgh

Table of Contents

Analytical Table of Contents     vii
Maps, Tables and Illustrations     xii
Preface     xv
General Editor's Preface     xvii
Introduction: The Kingdom of the Scots     1
'Glore of all Princely Governing'
The Princely King: James IV (1488-94)     31
The Thistle and the Rose: James IV (1495-1504)     50
Strutting the European Stage: James IV (1503-13)     66
Renaissance Monarchy Triumphant
The Survival of Renaissance Monarchy: James V's Minority (1513-28)     89
Courts and Clergy: James V (1528-37)     115
Imperious Majesty: James V (1537-42)     135
The Battle for Britain
Wars for Britain (1543-51)     155
Franco-Scotland (1550-60)     176
Reformation by the Sword (1555-61)     200
Reformation by the Word (1560-88)     216
Re-Forming the Kingdom
'The Empire of a Woman': Mary, Queen of Scots (1561-7)     243
Civil Wars (1567-73)     264
The Last Douglas Ascendancy (1573-8)     283
James' Long Apprenticeship (1578-87)     302
Conclusion: Scotland Re-formed     326
Table of Events     347
Guide to Further Reading     356
Select Bibliography     361
Index     375

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