ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: November 25, 2002
Mary of Guise in Scotland, 1548-1560: A Political Study
By (author) Pamela E. Ritchie
Challenging the conventional interpretation of Mary of Guise as the defender of Catholicism whose regime climaxed with the Reformation Rebellion, the author shows that she was, on the contrary, a shrewd and effective poliician, whose own dynastic interests and those of her daughter took precedence over her personal and religious convictions. Dynasticism, not Catholicism, was the prime motivational force behind her policy.
Pamela E. Ritchie
Pamela Ritchie is a Research Fellow with the Scottish Parliament Project at the University of St Andrews.