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Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61$
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Clare Kellar

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199266708

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.001.0001

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Protestant Alliances: The Privy Kirks and the Marian Exile

Protestant Alliances: The Privy Kirks and the Marian Exile

(p.149) 5 Protestant Alliances: The Privy Kirks and the Marian Exile
Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61


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This chapter identifies the Scottish members of the ‘privy kirks’ and the Marian exiles. It examines their contributions to the volatile religious and political debate among the exiles. It adds that these methods provide an important insight into the development of self-consciously British calls for reformation in 1559-1560. It discusses that by reinterpreting events from the past, English and Scottish exiles, primarily in Geneva, reached an assurance that their two countries shared a common Protestant destiny. It shows that the extension of this vision to include he kingdom of Ireland demonstrated the ambitious range of their thinking. It adds that in expressing their beliefs, the Genevans exhibited the universal tendency among the exiles to think in apocalyptic terms, offering reproaches, explanations, and exhortations to guide future conduct.

Keywords:   privy kirks, Marian exiles, Protestant, Geneva, Ireland

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