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The Making Of The Anglo-Scottish Alliance Of 1586

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This chapter deals with a political matter of vital interest to sixteenth-century Scots: the nation's relationship with England. James VI maneuvered between the factions with skill; he himself never seriously wanted the main alternative, a pro- Spanish alignment, but he used the possibility of this to increase his value to Queen Elizabeth. Religion came into this diplomatic question, of course, as it did into most things in the sixteenth century, but the chapter shows that the political factions were not simply those of Protestants and Catholics. The course of events leading to and following the Anglo-Scottish treaty in 1586 illustrate the strength of Scotland's negotiating position and the various options from which James was able to choose in his pursuit of political security whereas, in contrast, England's security increasingly depended on Scotland. Arran had created, according to Michael Lynch, an authoritarian climate in Scotland.

Keywords: Anglo-Scottish alliance of 1586; Arran; Catholic politics; James VI; Michael Lynch; queen Elizabeth

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