Explores the transformative reign of the Catholic King James VII and the revolution that brought about his fallThis illuminating book looks beyond the capital and political elites to examine religious and political change in communities across Scotland during a transformative period of the nation's history. Providing a clear narrative of the period, the book draws on a wide range of sources to examine the relationship between central power and the Scottish localities, and to provide a thematic analysis of political and religious developments. James VII was a radically experimental ruler, who granted unprecedented religious toleration and intervened systematically in urban government. Here the sovereign's reign is examined in the context of British and European developments, and in the light of current historical debates.Key FeaturesThe fullest examination to date of a transformative period in Scotland's pastAnalyses James VII's reign in the context of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century political and religious changeProvides a clear narrative of the period, as well as thematic analysis of political and religious developmentsDraws on a wide range of sources, including the local records of the Church of Scotland and all surviving council minutes of the royal burghs
Product code: BMQYY
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Dimensions: 16.4cm x 24.1cm
Publish date: 31/01/2018
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