Scottish Reformation
The Scottish Reformation was the process by which Scotland broke with the Papacy and developed a predominately Calvinist national kirk, which was strongly Presbyterian in outlook. It was part of the w...
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Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland (Scots: The Scots Kirk, Scottish Gaelic: Eaglais na h-Alba), known informally by its Scots language name, the Kirk, is the national church in Scotland. It is Protestant ...
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Lords of the Congregation
The Lords of the Congregation, originally styling themselves "the Faithful Congregation of Christ Jesus in Scotland", were a group of Protestant Scottish nobles who in the mid-16th century favoured a ...
Laigh Kirk
Laigh Kirk can mean "Low church" in general or the Church of Scotland in particular. Many place names and personal names are also derived from it.As a common noun, kirk is the Scots and Scottish Engl...
Siege of Leith
The Siege of Leith ended a twelve-year encampment of French troops at Leith, the port near Edinburgh, Scotland. The French troops arrived by invitation in 1548 and left in 1560 after an English force ...
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Jacques de la Brosse
Jacques de la Brosse, (c. 1485–1562), cupbearer to the king, was a sixteenth-century French soldier and diplomat. He is remembered in Scotland for his missions in 1543 and 1560 in support of the Auld ...
Robert Sempill, 4th Lord Sempill
Robert Sempill, 4th Lord Sempill, (d.1611), Scottish Lord of Parliament.Robert Sempill succeeded his grandfather as Lord Sempill in 1576, his father, Robert Sempill, Master of Sempill, having died in ...
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James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton
James Douglas, 4th Earl of Morton (c. 1516 – 2 June 1581, aged 65) was the last of the four regents of Scotland during the minority of King James VI. He was in some ways the most successful of t...
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Henry Balnaves
Henry Balnaves (1512? – February 1570) was a Scottish politician, Lord Justice Clerk, and religious reformer.
Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, around 1512, he was educated at the University of St Andrews ...
Jimmy McGregor
Sir James David McGregor, OBE, ISO, JP (30 January 1924, Edinburgh, Scotland — 14 July 2014, Vancouver, Canada) was the former official of the Colonial Government of Hong Kong and member of the Execut...
John Cockburn of Ormiston
John Cockburn, (d. 1583) laird of Ormiston, East Lothian, Scotland, was an early supporter of the Scottish Reformation. He was the eldest son of William Cockburn of Ormiston and Janet Somerville. Joh...
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Nicolas de Pellevé
Nicolas de Pellevé (1518–1594) was a French archbishop and Cardinal. He was a major figure of the Catholic League.He was a courtier of Henry II of France, and then of Cardinal Charles de Lorraine-Guis...
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Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord Sempill
Robert Sempill, 3rd Lord Sempill (c. 1505–1576) was a Scottish lord of Parliament.Robert, also Semphill or Semple, 3rd Lord Sempill (d. 1572), commonly called the 'Great Lord Sempill,' was the elder s...
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William Kirkcaldy of Grange
Sir William Kirkcaldy of Grange (c. 1520 – 3 August 1573) was a Scottish politician and soldier who fought for the Scottish Reformation but ended his career holding Edinburgh castle on behalf of ...
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James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray
James Stewart, 1st Earl of Moray (c. 1531 – 23 January 1570) a member of the House of Stewart as the illegitimate son of King James V, was Regent of Scotland for his nephew, the infant King James VI o...
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Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll
Archibald Campbell, 5th Earl of Argyll (1532/1537 – 12 September 1573) was one of the leading figures in the politics of Scotland during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the early part of ...
Archibald Fletcher (reformer)
Archibald Fletcher (1746–1828), was a Scottish reformer.Fletcher was descended from the highland clan of Fletcher, his ancestors, according to tradition, being the first who ‘had raised smoke or boile...
Beneath the Snow Encumbered Branches
Beneath the Snow Encumbered Branches is a 1901 oil on canvas work by Scottish painter Joseph Farquharson. Its whereabouts were unknown between it going on public display in 1901 and the 1960s, when i...
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James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran
James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran (c1532–1609) was a Scottish nobleman and soldier who opposed the French-dominated regency during the Scottish Reformation. He was the eldest son of James Hamilt...
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Ninian Cockburn
Ninian Cockburn (died 6 May 1579) was a Scottish soldier and officer of the Garde Écossaise, a company which guarded the French king. He had an ambiguous role in political relations between Scotland...
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Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray
Patrick Gray, 4th Lord Gray (c. 1518 -1584) was a Scottish landowner and Sheriff of Angus, active during the war of the Rough Wooing as a supporter of the Scottish Reformation.
Patrick Gray was th...
Crown Matrimonial
In law, the Crown Matrimonial is a person's right to co-reign equally with his or her spouse.The Crown Matrimonial was sought by King Francis II of France, husband of Mary, Queen of Scots, by the Parl...
Anti-Burgher
The Anti-Burghers were opponents of the Burgher Oath on theological grounds.In 1733 the First Secession from the Church of Scotland resulted in the creation of the "Associate Presbytery". This church ...
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William Winter (Royal Navy officer)
Sir William Wynter (c.1521 – 20 February 1589) was an admiral under Queen Elizabeth I of England and served the crown during the Anglo-Spanish War (1585–1604).Wynter was born at Brecknock, the son of...
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Scotland and the Thirty Years' War
Scotland and the Thirty Years' War deals with the complicated involvement of the kingdom of Scotland in the Thirty Years' War of 1618-1648. Scotland and Scots were heavily entangled in both the diplom...
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Ralph Sadler
Sir Ralph Sadler, (also Sadleir, Sadlier) PC, Knight banneret (1507 – 30 March 1587) was an English statesman, who served Henry VIII as Privy Councillor, Secretary of State and ambassador to Scotland....
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Gilles de Noailles
Gilles de Noailles, abbé de l'Isle (1524–1600) was French Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1575 to 1579. He was the brother of his predecessor as ambassador, François de Noailles, and was succeed...
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Treaty of Edinburgh
The Treaty of Edinburgh (also known as the Treaty of Leith) was a treaty drawn up on 5 July 1560 between the Commissioners of Queen Elizabeth of England with the assent of the Scottish Lords of the Co...