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The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

J. H. Burns

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

‘Fear God, honour the king’. Sixteenth-century people were supposed to do both. But what was the king entitled to command? And what if he ordered one thing and God's law said another? This book ... More


The Essex rising of 1601

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the Essex rising of 8 February 1601, and introduces the themes that structure the rest of the book. A narrative explains the context of the events that led to the earl’s protest ... More


O Brave New World? The Union of England and Scotland in 1603

Jenny Wormald

in Anglo-Scottish Relations from 1603 to 1900

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263303
eISBN:
9780191734137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263303.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the drama and tension of the accession, and the history of the Union of the Crowns in the lifetime of James. James VI was proclaimed King of England when Elizabeth died. It was ... More


CUIUS REGIO, EIUS RELIGIO? THE CHURCHES, POLITICS, AND RELIGIOUS IDENTITIES, 1558–1600

FELICITY HEAL

in Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780198269243
eISBN:
9780191602412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198269242.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This discusses the political history of the religious settlements between 1558 and the end of the century. It contrasts England and Scotland, roughly characterized by having reformation from above ... More


Petrarch and the Scottish Renaissance Sonnet

Ronald D. S. Jack

in Petrarch in Britain: Interpreters, Imitators, and Translators over 700 years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264133
eISBN:
9780191734649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264133.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the Scottish Petrarchans before and after 1603 or the Union of the Crowns. It explains that Petrarch was initially resisted as a model for the connection between poetry and ... More


Private Conscience and Public Duty in the Writings of James VI and I

KEVIN SHARPE

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Kevin Sharpe, the author of this chapter discusses James VI and I's most public pronouncements on kingship, conscience, and duty. He studies James's letters, devotional tracts, commentaries on ... More


From Law to Politics: The Genesis of ‘the Modern State’

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the late 15th century Fortescue in England and Commynes in France compared the governance of the two commonwealths under the strain of war. The influence of Renaissance humanism is seen in the ... More


Free Monarchy

James VI

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter surveys James VI's preferred doctrinal habitation. By the time Mary died on the scaffold, her son, James VI, ruling and reigning, was deeply embroiled with the kirk of which he was ... More


The Whole Isle and Beyond

James VI

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how James' thinking developed in the broader context, foreshadowed in his Basilokon Doron, in which he reigned as ‘king of Great Britain’. it considers three topics that seem to ... More


Governors

Keith M. Brown

in Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612987
eISBN:
9780748653546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the men with the virtue and skills necessary in the art of government who were provided by nobles to aid kings. It notes that among the higher ranks of the nobility that duty ... More


Noble Power and Politics, 1560–1603

Keith M. Brown

in Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612987
eISBN:
9780748653546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter focuses on the tensions within the political community, on those fissures that broke apart the consensus that made government possible. It observes that ideas about resistance, ... More


Courtiers

Keith M. Brown

in Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612987
eISBN:
9780748653546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the royal court of the sixteenth century, which suffered from unfavourable comparisons with that of James IV and James V and with its close contemporaries in England or France, ... More


Inventing England: English identity and the Scottish ‘other’, 1586–1625

Jenna M. Schultz

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0015
Subject:
Art, Art History

Through dynastic accident, England and Scotland were united under King James VI and I in 1603. To smooth the transition, officials attempted to create a single state: Great Britain. Yet the project ... More


Conclusion

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter defines the broader conclusions that can be drawn from the earl’s career and rising. It restates the importance of the role that political and religious ideas played in shaping the ... More


The Scottish King and the English court: the secret correspondence of James VI, 1601–3

Alexander Courtney

in Doubtful and dangerous: The question of succession in late Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719086069
eISBN:
9781781707883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086069.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter re-examines the secret correspondence between James VI, Sir Robert Cecil, Lord Henry Howard and others over the last two years of Elizabeth I’s reign. James wanted friends who might ... More


Politics, Humanism, History

George Buchanan

in The True Law of Kingship: Concepts of Monarchy in Early-Modern Scotland

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203841
eISBN:
9780191676017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203841.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Different ways of envisaging and enforcing the limitations of royal power were asserted and denied in the strenuous controversy provoked by the deposition of Mary Queen of Scots. This chapter is ... More


‘Civilizinge of those Rude Partes’: Colonization within Britain and Ireland, 1580s-1640s

Jane H. Ohlmeyer

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

In the wake of English victory at the end of the Nine Years War, Ulster met a similar fate. The unexpected flight of leading Irish lords to the continent and the revolt of Sir Cahir O'Dogherty ... More


Consultation, Counsel and the ‘Early Stuart Period’ in Scotland

Alan R. MacDonald

in The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The impact on Scotland of the union of 1603 remains contested, with many seeing 1625 as more significant. Some believe that the advent of ‘absentee monarchy’ in 1603 coincided with a failure in ... More


Epilogue

R. B. Wernham

in The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War against Spain 1595-1603

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204435
eISBN:
9780191676277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204435.003.0026
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

On September 7,1602, the Queen entered upon her seventieth year. For the 16th century and for an English monarch, she had already had an unusually long life. Her control over policy and affairs of ... More


Scotland under the union of the crowns to the revolution of 1688–9: searching for the roots of union

Christopher A. Whatley

in The Scots and the Union

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748616855
eISBN:
9780748672271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616855.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter explores the pre-history of the Union of 1707. It looks at the Scots’ attitudes to England over the course of the seventeenth century and why there was so much dissatisfaction with the ... More


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