Scotland's History The Reformation

The Reformation

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Reformation and destruction

The Protestant Reformation sweeping Europe arrived in Scotland and opened up a fresh divide in Scottish politics.

Riding the whirlwind was a young Catholic Queen who had not seen Scotland since her infancy.

Her reign would lead to murder and civil war but pave the way for a Scottish king to sit on the throne of England and propose a grand vision – a new nation called Britain.

Mary Queen of Scots continues Scotland's story...

Begin at The Rough Wooing

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