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Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution
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Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution

Keith M Brown

Abstract

In this fresh take on Scottish history, the author examines the roles that nobles played in ruling 16th and 17th century Scotland on every level — politically, economically, socially, and culturally — and ultimately argues that noble power permeated the layers of Scottish society despite the Reformation and Covenanting Revolution. Historians have long disputed that this age was characterized by the rise of the common Scot, but this volume proposes that the position of the nobility — chieftains, courtiers, parliamentarians, politicians, and soldiers — remained fundamentally unaltered despite re ... More

Keywords: Scottish history, nobles, politics, economics, culture, Reformation, Covenanting Revolution, common Scot

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780748612987
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612987.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith M Brown, author