The History of Leith

August 17, 2011

Scotland, the prayer book and the bishops’ wars

James VI had managed to make himself the most powerful king of Scotland since Robert the Bruce. He replaced the medieval idea of personal monarchy with the divine right of kings and bought the acquiescence of his more powerful subjects with grants of former church lands. James’s accession to the English throne in 1603 did not diminish his power in Scotland, but Charles, succeeding to the throne in 1625, for more click here

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