Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Hardcover | December 4, 2003

byClare Kellar

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According to traditional interpretations, the Reformations in England and Scotland had little in common: their timing, implementation, and very charcter marked them out as separate events. This book challenges the accepted view by demonstrating that the processes of reform in the two countrieswere, in fact, thoroughly intertwined. From England's Declaration of Royal Supremacy in 1534 to Scotland's religious revolution of 1559-61, interactions between reformers and lay people of all religious persuasions were continual. Religious upheavals in England had an immediate impact north of theborder, inspiring fugitive activity, missionary preaching, and trade in literature. Among opponents of the new learning, cross-border activity was equally lively, and official efforts to maintain two separate religious regimes seemed futile. The continuing religious debate inspired a fundamentalreconsideration of connections between the courntries and the result would be a redefinition of the whole pattern of Anglo-Scottish relations.

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According to traditional interpretations, the Reformations in England and Scotland had little in common: their timing, implementation, and very charcter marked them out as separate events. This book challenges the accepted view by demonstrating that the processes of reform in the two countrieswere, in fact, thoroughly intertwined. Fro...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:270 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.79 inPublished:December 4, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199266700

ISBN - 13:9780199266708

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Reform in an Anglo-Scottish Context1. England's Break with Rome and the Scotish Dimension2. Anglo-Scottish Diplomacy and Europe 1534-15423. The Pursuit of a Godly Conjunction4. Humanism and Reform5. Protestant Alliances: The Privy Kirks and the Marian Exile6. 'This Common Cause of Christ and Liberty'?Conclusion: 'To Enrich with Gospel Truth the Neighbour Realm'BibliographyIndex

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`This is a well-written book that offers a new interpretation of some familiar sixteenth-century landmarks.'The English Historical Review