The Scottish revolution?
in The origins of the Scottish Reformation
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Several historians of the European 'revolutionary tradition' have seen radical Protestantism as the begetter of that tradition, looking to the British civil wars of the 1640s or to the Dutch revolt of the 1560s and thereafter. The Scottish Reformation has a good claim to a place in the same tradition. The threat of force had shaped the Scottish Reformation from its beginning: the old Church's heavy-handed treatment of dissidence had helped to generate heresy, and England's more heavy-handed interventions damaged the new religion at least as much as the old. The events of the 1550s had left some Scots uncertain of France's trustworthiness, and the behaviour of Mary of Guise and her troops as the rebellion progressed seemed to confirm the Protestants' accusation of tyranny. The Protestants' English allies managed to avoid the suspicion of imperial ambitions, even as Guise's French support was sapped by growing religious discord in France.


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