Court, Kirk and Community : Scotland 1470-1625
This popular, foundational text focuses on the social and religious life of Reformation Scotland from 1470 to 1625. Jenny Wormald traces the country's turbulent and often calamitous evolution from a medieval and feudal society to a modern state. As it switched from Catholicism to Protestantism, Scotland also had to contend with a changing monarchy, devastating war, and shifts in government. A revised introduction incorporates the most up to date research on the period, and the text altogether expands its coverage of such key events as Scotland's alliance with the French, its treaties with the English, and the Union of the Crowns. At its core, the book maintains its detailed examination of the spiritual origins and secular effects of the Reformation, illuminating its root and branch transformation of Scotland's older, medieval structure.