Scottish Political Thought and the Union of 1603

Author: Roger A. Mason

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521026208

Category: History

Page: 340

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This collection of essays by distinguished scholars from Britain and North America makes a major contribution to the remapping of early modern British political thought. Focusing on the union of the Anglo-Scottish crowns in 1603, it examines the background to and consequences of the creation of a British monarchy from a distinctively Scottish viewpoint, and sheds new light on the collapse of multiple kingship in the mid-seventeenth century and the Scots' participation in the invention of Britain.
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Ecclesiastical Lay Patronage in Scotland until 1750

Author: Laurence A.B. Whitley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621896447

Category: Religion

Page: 358

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In 1843 the Church of Scotland split apart. In the Disruption, as it was called, those who left to form the Free Church of Scotland claimed they did so because the law denied congregations the freedom to elect their own pastor. As they saw it, this fundamental Christian right had been usurped by lay patrons, who, by the Patronage Act of 1712, had been given the privilege of choosing and presenting parish ministers. But lay patronage was nothing new to the Church in Scotland, and to this day it remains an acceptable practice south of the border. What were the issues that made Scotland different? To date, little work has been done on the history of Scottish lay patronage and how antipathy to it developed. In A Great Grievance, Laurence Whitley traces the way attitudes ebbed and flowed from earliest times, and then in the main body of the book, looks at the place of Scottish lay patronage in the extraordinary and complex period in British history that followed the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The book examines some of the myths and controversies that sprung up and draws some unexpected conclusions.
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The Mind of Samuel Rutherford

Author: John Coffey

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521581721

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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An intellectual biography of the Scottish theologian and political theorist Samuel Rutherford (1600-61).
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Politischer Biblizismus in Schottland und England zwischen Reformation und Bürgerkrieg (1534-1642)

Author: Andreas Pecar

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3486707590

Category: History

Page: 497

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Nach der Reformation wurde in England und Schottland mit der Bibel und ihren Texten Politik gemacht. Andreas Pecar führt vor, wie der politische Biblizismus sowohl zur Legitimitätssteigerung der Monarchie Verwendung fand, als auch von zahlreichen Kritikern dazu genutzt wurde, die Legitimität der Politik der Stuartkönige Jakob VI./I. und Karl I. in Frage zu stellen und damit den Ausbruch des englischen Bürgerkrieges zu begünstigen. Ausgangspunkt dieser Untersuchung ist die Annahme, dass es politisch bedeutsam ist, aus welchen Autoritätsquellen sich die Argumente im politischen Diskurs jeweils speisten. Der Autor führt vor, wie der politische Diskurs in England und Schottland nach der Reformation wesentlich von Argumenten, Erzählungen und Normen geprägt wurde, die man den Schriften der Bibel entnahm. Für die Legitimität der Monarchie als Herrschaftsform und die politische Handlungsfähigkeit der Monarchen hatte die politische Sprache des Biblizismus weitreichende Folgen. Für den Zeitraum von der Reformation bis zum Ausbruch des Bürgerkrieges wird dargelegt, wie der politische Biblizismus in England ebenso wie in Schottland sowohl zur Legitimitätssteigerung der Monarchie Verwendung fand, als auch von zahlreichen Kritikern dazu genutzt wurde, die Legitimität der Politik der Stuartkönige Jakob VI./I. und Karl I. in Frage zu stellen und damit den Ausbruch des Bürgerkrieges zu begünstigen.
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Aspects of the Interregnum

Author: Ivan Alan Roots

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

ISBN: 9780859894173

Category: History

Page: 155

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The first edition of this volume, published in 1981 under the title Into Another Mould, contemplated three aspects of the interregnum 1642-60: the suggested or even attempted reforms of local government; the politics of the New Model Army; and the strains, new and old, between and within the constituent kingdoms. In this new edition, the original essays have been revised and joined by three new essays: 'Wales and the British Dimension'; 'Oliver Cromwell and his Protectorate Parliaments'; and a commentary by the editor, Ivan Roots, on procedure, legislation and constitutional change in the second of these parliaments.
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Fashioning a British State 1485-1725

Author: Steven G. Ellis,Sarah Barber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317894227

Category: History

Page: 348

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The British Isles is a multi-national arena, but its history has traditionally been studied from a distinctively English -- often, indeed, London -- perspective. Now, however, the interweaving of the distinct but mutually-dependent histories of the four nations is at the heart of some of the liveliest historical research today. In this major contribution to that research, eleven leading scholars consider key aspects of the internal relations of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales in the early modern period, and the problems of accommodating different -- and resistant -- cultures to a single centralizing polity. The contributors are: Sarah Barber; Toby Barnard; Ciaran Brady; Keith M. Brown; Jane Dawson; Steven G. Ellis; David Hayton; Philip Jenkins; Alan Macinnes; Michael Mac Craith; and John Morrill.
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Scottish Military Experience C. 1550-1900

Author: Steve Murdoch,Andrew MacKillop

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004128231

Category: History

Page: 303

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The collection appraises how Scottish soldiers constructed their identities and how these were both distinct from and yet important contributing factors in the development of national Scottish and supranational British idenitites.
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Author: W. B. Patterson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139935909

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This book shows King James VI and I, king of Scotland and England, in an unaccustomed light. Long regarded as inept, pedantic, and whimsical, James is shown here as an astute and far-sighted statesman whose reign was focused on achieving a permanent union between his two kingdoms and a peaceful and stable community of nations throughout Europe.
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A Life

Author: Ian Donaldson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191636797

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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Ben Jonson was the greatest of Shakespeare's contemporaries. In the century following his death he was seen by many as the finest of all English writers, living or dead. His fame rested not only on the numerous plays he had written for the theatre, but on his achievements over three decades as principal masque-writer to the early Stuart court, where he had worked in creative, and often stormy, collaboration with Inigo Jones. One of the most accomplished poets of the age, he had become - in fact if not in title - the first Poet Laureate in England. Jonson's life was full of drama. Serving in the Low Countries as a young man, he overcame a Spanish adversary in single combat in full view of both the armies. His early satirical play, The Isle of Dogs, landed him in prison, and brought all theatrical activity in London to a temporary — and very nearly to a permanent — standstill. He was 'almost at the gallows' for killing a fellow actor after a quarrel, and converted to Catholicism while awaiting execution. He supped with the Gunpowder conspirators on the eve of their planned coup at Westminster. After satirizing the Scots in Eastward Ho! he was imprisoned again; and throughout his career was repeatedly interrogated about plays and poems thought to contain seditious or slanderous material. In his middle years, twenty stone in weight, he walked to Scotland and back, seemingly partly to fulfil a wager, and partly to see the land of his forebears. He travelled in Europe as tutor to the mischievous son of Sir Walter Ralegh, who 'caused him to be drunken and dead drunk' and wheeled provocatively through the streets of Paris. During his later years he presided over a sociable club in the Apollo Room in Fleet Street, mixed with the most learned scholars of his day, and viewed with keen interest the political, religious, and scientific controversies of the day. Ian Donaldson's new biography draws on freshly discovered writings by and about Ben Jonson, and locates his work within the social and intellectual contexts of his time. Jonson emerges from this study as a more complex and volatile character than his own self-declarations (and much modern scholarship) would allow, and as a writer whose work strikingly foresees - and at times pre-emptively satirizes - the modern age.
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von der Krise der ständischen Monarchien bis zur Revolution (ca. 1600-1789)

Author: Ronald G. Asch

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aristocracy (Political science)

Page: 438

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Author: Sharon Adams,Julian Goodare

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843839393

Category: History

Page: 253

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The seventeenth century was one of the most dramatic periods in Scotland's history, with two political revolutions, intense religious strife culminating in the beginnings of toleration, and the modernisation of the state and its infrastructure. This book focuses on the history that the Scots themselves made. Previous conceptualisations of Scotland's "seventeenth century" have tended to define it as falling between 1603 and 1707 - the union of crowns and the union of parliaments. In contrast, this book asks how seventeenth-century Scotland would look if we focused on things that the Scots themselves wanted and chose to do. Here the key organising dates are not 1603 and 1707 but 1638 and 1689: the covenanting revolution and the Glorious Revolution. Within that framework, the book develops several core themes. One is regional and local: the book looks at the Highlands and the Anglo-Scottish Borders. The increasing importance of money in politics and the growing commercialisation of Scottish society is a further theme addressed. Chapters on this theme, like those on the nature of the Scottish Revolution, also discuss central government and illustrate the growth of the state. A third theme is political thought and the world of ideas. The intellectual landscape of seventeenth-century Scotland has often been perceived as less important and less innovative, and such perceptions are explored and in some cases challenged in this volume. Two stories have tended to dominate the historiography of seventeenth-century Scotland: Anglo-Scottish relations and religious politics. One of the recent leitmotifs of early modern British history has been the stress on the "Britishness" of that history and the interaction between the three kingdoms which constituted the "Atlantic archipelago". The two revolutions at the heart of the book were definitely Scottish, even though they were affected by events elsewhere. This is Scottish history, but Scottish history which recognises and is informed by a British context where appropriate. The interconnected nature of religion and politics is reflected in almost every contribution to this volume.SHARON ADAMS is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Freiburg. JULIAN GOODARE is Reader in History at the University of Edinburgh.Contributors: Sharon Adams, Caroline Erskine, Julian Goodare, Anna Groundwater, Maurice Lee Jnr, Danielle McCormack, Alasdair Raffe, Laura Rayner, Sherrilynn Theiss, Sally Tuckett, Douglas Watt
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Author: Dr Stewart Mottram,Ms Sarah Prescott

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409471071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Writing Wales explores representations of Wales in English and Welsh literatures written across a broad sweep of history, from the union of Wales with England in 1536 to the beginnings of its industrialization at the turn of the nineteenth century. The collection offers a timely contribution to the current devolutionary energies that are transforming the study of British literatures today, and it builds on recent work on Wales in Renaissance, eighteenth-century, and Romantic literary studies. What is unique about Writing Wales is that it cuts across these period divisions to enable readers for the first time to chart the development of literary treatments of Wales across three of the most tumultuous centuries in the history of British state-formation. Writing Wales explores how these period divisions have helped shape scholarly treatments of Wales, and it asks if we should continue to reinforce such period divisions, or else reconfigure our approach to Wales' literary past. The essays collected here reflect the full 300-year time span of the volume and explore writers canonical and non-canonical alike: George Peele, Michael Drayton, Henry Vaughan, Katherine Philips, and John Dyer here feature alongside other lesser-known authors. The collection showcases the wide variety of literary representations of Wales, and it explores relationships between the perception of Wales in literature and the realities of its role on the British political stage.
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The Making and Re-Making of Scotland Through the Ages

Author: Dauvit Broun,Richard J. Finlay,Michael Lynch

Publisher: John Donald Publishers


Category: History

Page: 236

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A Political Career

Author: Pamela E. Ritchie

Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 306

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Challenging the conventional interpretation of Mary of Guise as the defender of Catholicism whose regime climaxed with the Reformation Rebellion, this book shows that she was, on the contrary, a shrewd and effective politician whose own dynastic interests and those of her daughter took precedence over her personal and religious convictions. Detailed is how Mary of Guise's dynasticism, and political career as a whole, were inextricably associated with those of Mary, Queen of Scots, whose Scottish sovereignty, Catholic claim to the English throne, and betrothal to the Dauphin of France carried with them notions of Franco-British Imperialism.
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Border-crossing in the Tragedies and the Henriad

Author: Professor Lisa Hopkins

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409489566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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When Shakespeare's John of Gaunt refers to England as 'this sceptred isle', he glosses over a fact of which Shakespeare's original audience would have been acutely conscious, which was that England was not an island at all, but had land borders with Scotland and Wales. Together with the narrow channels separating the British mainland from Ireland and the Continent, these were the focus of acute, if intermittent, unease during the early modern period. This book analyses works by not only Shakespeare but also his contemporaries to argue that many of the plays of Shakespeare's central period, from the second tetralogy to Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, and Othello, engage with the idea of England's borders. But borders, it claims, are not only of geopolitical significance: in Shakespeare's imagination and indeed in that of his culture, eschatological overtones also accrue to the idea of the border. This is because the countries of the Celtic fringe were often discussed in terms of the supernatural and fairy lore and, in particular, the rivers which were often used as boundary markers were invested with heavily mythologized personae. Thus Hopkins shows that the idea of the border becomes a potent metaphor for exploring the spiritual uncertainties of the period, and for speculating on what happens in 'the undiscovered country, from whose bourn no traveller returns'. At the same time, the idea that a thing can only really be defined in terms of what lies beyond it provides a sharply interrogating charge for Shakespeare's use of metatheatre and for his suggestions of a world beyond the confines of his plays.
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Author: Philip Lawson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748606283

Category: Grande-Bretagne - Colonies - Amérique - Administration

Page: 102

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Parliament and the Atlantic Empire
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Author: Keith M. Brown,Roland Tanner,Alastair J. Mann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780748614950

Category: History

Page: 303

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These three volumes comprise a new history of Scotland’s first parliament from the first surviving official records in the thirteenth century to its final dissolution in 1707. Denigrated by unionists as inferior to the English parliament and despised by nationalists for agreeing to its own demise, the Scottish parliament has been shockingly under-researched by Scottish historians. This new history will go a long way towards redressing the balance, not merely putting the record straight but making it visible for the first time. Written by some twenty-five leading scholars the three volumes will be by far the most comprehensive history of the parliament ever published.Volumes 1 and 2 examine the history of parliament under the medieval and early modern monarchs. The former describes its role during the wars of independence, under the Stewart monarchy, and during the Reformation. The latter describes its role in the reign of James VI and throughout the century between the unions of the crowns in 1603 and of the parliaments in 1707, a period of royal absenteeism , religious upheaval, revolutions, civil wars, and economic catastrophe.Volume 3 addresses broad themes across the life of the parliament: relationship to the crown and nobility; legislative role; procedures; modes of government; relations with burghs and regions; receptiveness to political ideas; relationship with the church and role in national religious life.The refounding of the parliament in Edinburgh makes this a good time for a new look at the history, workings, and effectiveness of its long medieval and early modern antecedent. The History of the Scottish Parliament will be the definitive account for many years, informative, reliable, readable, and replete with story, character and incidentIt is, in sum, an outstanding testimony to the quality of historical scholarship in Scotland.
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Early Modern Literature, 1450 - 1660

Author: Robert DeMaria, Jr.,Heesok Chang,Samantha Zacher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118731867

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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