Protestantism grew in Scotland in the 1560s and 1570s. Men such as George Wishart, John Knox and Andrew Melvillle played a significant role in its development.
Why did Protestantism become more popular in Scotland in 1558?
John Knox had returned to Scotland
Elizabeth became Queen and the Protestant Lords of Scotland admired her and looked to her for support
The young Protestant preacher, George Wishart was executed
Which towns announced they were Protestant in 1559?
Dunfermline and St Andrews
Aberdeen and Dunkeld
Perth and Dundee
What was the Beggars’ Summons of 1558-1559?
Notices nailed to the doors of friaries claiming that the friars should leave as they were rich and ungodly
A series of letters asking for money for the poor
A notice nailed to Catholic churches demanding change
Which prominent Protestant reformer arrived at Leith in May 1559?
Which treaty led to the withdrawal of English and French soldiers from Scotland?
The Treaty of Glasgow
The Treaty of Edinburgh
The Treaty of Stirling
What did the Reformation Parliament of 1560 permit?
It accepted that people had the right to elect the new government
It accepted the Pope’s influence over Scotland and allowed Catholics to celebrate Mass
It accepted the Reformation and ended the Pope’s influence over Scotland. Celebration of Mass was forbidden.
Andrew Melville wanted the newly reformed Protestant Kirk in Scotland to be a theocracy. What did he mean by this term?
A church in which God alone is regarded as supreme head
A church in which the King is the most powerful figure
A church in which the King’s supporters are responsible for the form services should take
What was the aim of the Second Book of Discipline of 1578?
To hand power of the Kirk to the King
To establish presbyteries – where ministers of different parishes would discuss matters of faith
To ensure that law and order was maintained throughout Scotland
The Kirk Session was an important part of the new Kirk. What was its purpose?
To prevent the King from taking more money from the Kirk as taxation
To write the ministers’ sermons
To set standards of behaviour and establish discipline for all members of the Kirk
What was the result of the Black Acts of 1584?
The King gained power over the Kirk
The Kirk had power over the King
Ordinary people gained power over the Kirk