Some Aspects of the Origins of the Reformation in Scotland: Another View

Elizabeth Ann Bonner


In this extremely contentious debate this paper will attempt to argue,
very briefly, that the Reformation in Scotland did not spring from a grass
roots movement, but that it was imposed from above by a few for reasons of
political expediency and self-interest; and that it was also used as vehicle for
ridding Scotland of the French in order to regain their independence.2 This
does not mean, however, that there was not considerable interest in Scotland
among the educated few in the ideas and writings which arrived from the
continent following Martin Luther's defiant act of nailing his "95 theses upon
indulgences" on the door of the Castle Church at Wittenburg on 31 October


Reformation in Scotland

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