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John Maitland of Thirlestane and the Foundation of the Stewart Despotism in Scotland / M. du P. Lee.

Author/Creator:
Lee, M. du P., author., Author,
Publication:
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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Book
1 online resource (332 pages)
Series:
Princeton Studies in History ; 2027
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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In English.
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Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
When John Maitland accepted the office of Secretary of State to James VI of Scotland in 1584, he accepted the challenge of three of the most extraordinary and persistent threats to the power of the crown that a king's principal advisor ever faced: the Scottish aristocracy, the Kirk, and Queen Elizabeth of England. By the time of his death eleven years later, Maitland had succeeded in helping his king break the power of the nobility, secure the support of both the Kirk and Elizabeth, and prepare the way for an absolutism of the Stewart kings of Scotland that was not finally destroyed until the Revolution of 1688. This investigation of how Maitland constructed his political coalition and how he held it together is a superb study in Renaissance politics.Originally published in 1959.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Acknowledgments
Contents
List of Abbreviations
1. Scotland in the Late Sixteenth Century
2. "The Great God, the Secretary"
3. The Hegemony of Arran
4. The League with England
5. The End of Mary
6. The Parliament of 1587
7. The Armada Crisis
8. Huntly's Rebellion
9. The King's Marriage
10. Maitland's Administration: Climax and Reaction
11. Maitland's Fall
12. The Last Years
13. Aftermath
Appendices
Index
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Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Aug 2021)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781400875801
OCLC:
946712727
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781400875801 doi
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Restricted for use by site license.