The ‘Inevitable’ Union
|Subject: Scottish History
Royal Octavo 220 pages
ISBN:1 86232 107 8
Maurice Lee Jr. has been turning out important, and often controversial, work on the history of early-modern Scotland since the appearance of his first book in 1953. This collection contains eleven of his most important journal articles and book chapters; there are also five new pieces, including the title article on the Union, a reassessment of Mary Queen of Scots, and a new interpretation of the mysterious Gowrie Conspiracy. This volume will be of great interest to all readers with a professional, or amateur, interest in the history of Scotland from the Reformation to the Union.
The ‘Inevitable’ Union: Absentee Government in Scotland, 1603-1707; Sir Richard Maitland of Lethington: A Christian Laird in the Age of Reformation; Mary Queen of Scots: The Next Assignment; John Knox and his History; The Fall of the Regent Morton: A Problem in Satellite Diplomacy; James VI and the Revival of Episcopacy in Scotland, 1596-1600; The Gowrie Conspiracy revisited; Scotland and the ‘General Crisis’ of the Seventeenth Century; James VI’s Government of Scotland after 1603; King James’s Popish Chancellor; Archbishop Spottiswoode as Historian; Charles I and the End of Conciliar Government in Scotland; Scotland, the Union, and the Idea of a ‘General Crisis’; Annus Horribilis: Charles II in Scotland. 1650-51; The Buccleuch Marriage Contract: An Unknown Episode in Scottish Politics; The Troubles of a Family Man: the Earl of Tweeddale and his Kin; Index.