The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots
The Earl of Argyll and the Struggle for Britain and Ireland
By (author) Jane E. A. Dawson
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Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots by Jane E. A. Dawson
Book DescriptionEarly modern historians have theorized about the nature of the new 'British' history for a generation. This study examines how British politics operated in practice during the age of Mary, Queen of Scots, and explains how the crises of the mid-sixteenth century moulded the future political shape of the British Isles. A central figure in these struggles was the fifth earl of Argyll, the most powerful magnate not only at the court of Queen Mary, his sister-in-law, but throughout the three kingdoms. His domination of the Western Highlands and Islands drew him into the complex politics of the north of Ireland, while his Protestant commitment involved him in Anglo-Scottish relations. His actions also helped determine the Protestant allegiance of the British mainland and the political and religious complexion of Ireland. Argyll's career therefore demonstrates both the possibilities and the limitations of British history throughout the early modern period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521037495
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This book encompasses the long sixteenth century, starting with James IV's accession and concluding with Mary, Queen of Scots' execution. At its heart is Scottish political life viewed from local and regional perspectives as well as the centre.
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A comprehensive study of Scottish and British sixteenth-century political history.
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Author Biography - Jane E. A. Dawson
Jane Dawson is John Laing Senior Lecturer in the History and Theology of the Reformation, University of Edinburgh.
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