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The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots: The Earl of Argyll and the Struggle for Britain and Ireland

Door Jane E.A. Dawson

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#229457
Titel
The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots: The Earl of Argyll and the Struggle for Britain and Ireland
Auteur
Dawson, Jane E.A.
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Cambridge University Press
Jaar van uitgave
2002
ISBN10
0521809967
ISBN13
9780521809962
Taal
Nederlands
Beschrijving
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History
Samenvatting
Early modern historians have theorized about the nature of the new 'British' history for a generation. This study examines how British politics operated in practice during the age of Mary, Queen of Scots, and explains how the crises of the mid-sixteenth century moulded the future political shape of the British Isles. A central figure in these struggles was the fifth earl of Argyll, the most powerful magnate not only at the court of Queen Mary, his sister-in-law, but throughout the three kingdoms. His domination of the Western Highlands and Islands drew him into the complex politics of the north of Ireland, while his Protestant commitment involved him in Anglo-Scottish relations. His actions also helped determine the Protestant allegiance of the British mainland and the political and religi... (Lees verder)ous complexion of Ireland. Argyll's career therefore demonstrates both the possibilities and the limitations of British history throughout the early modern period.
Pagina's
251
Conditie
Goed — Annotations and underlinings with pencil.
Prijs
€ 20,00

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