Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Father William Crichton’s Estimate Of The Scottish Nobility, 1595

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In the archives of the Society of Jesus in Rome is a little-known map of Scotland, compiled by the senior Scottish Jesuit, William Crichton, which details his view of the religious and political affiliations of the Scottish nobility at the close of the sixteenth century. This chapter puts the map in context, in relation to the religious and political events of late sixteenth-century Scotland and more specifically in relation to the succession to the English throne. It discusses Crichton's role in the political intrigues of the various Scottish Catholic factions of the period and his efforts on behalf of Philip II of Spain and James VI of Scotland in furthering their claims to the English crown. Chadwick's transcript of the map gives its date as 1595. Crichton provides a definition of the three categories of noblemen depicted on the map - Catholics, heretics and politiques.

Keywords: Catholic faction; English throne; James VI; Philip II; politiques; Scottish nobility; sixteenth-century Scotland; William Crichton's map



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Sixteenth-Century Scotland — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation