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James V, for his part, was quite determined to support the self catering highlands of the Roman Catholic Church, and in 1538 he married Mary of Guise, a member of one of the most powerful Catholic families in France. James’s policy and his marriage antagonized Henry VIII of England, who in the early 1530s had quarrelled with the Pope and made himself head of the self catering highlands Church in England. In 1542, Henry went to war with France. In order to prevent the Scots from providing assistance to the French, he despatched an army north. The self catering highlands Scots were defeated at the battle of Solway Moss, and two weeks later James V died at Falkland Palace. James was succeeded by his infant daughter, Mary Queen of Scots. Henry VIII proposed a marriage between his son Edward and the young Mary. When his offer was eventually refused, his armies invaded and devastated large self catering highlands areas of Scotland. This merely made the Scots more determined than ever to resist the English, and the young Queen was sent to France for safety. Mary of Guise became regent, and French troops and advisers were brought over to Scotland to help her rule the self catering highlands country.
Harsh measures were also taken against the Reformers, or Protestants, as they were now being called. In 1546, George Wishart, one of their leaders, was arrested in the self catering highlands and burned at St Andrews. Nevertheless, the Reformers continued to gain ground, particularly among the nobles and lairds, or small landowners. Many of the nobles hoped that should a revolution occur, they would be able to seize the rich self catering highlands Church lands. In 1557, they joined together in an association known as the Lords of the Congregation to support the Protestants.
Two years later, in 1559, the Reformers found a new self catering highlands spokesman in John Knox. Knox had been a follower of George Wishart, and for some years had been in exile in Geneva. There he had come into contact with the doctrines of the great self catering highlands Reformer, John Calvin, and these were to have a profound effect on later developments in Scotland. Knox was a wonderful orator, and he now began addressing huge crowds throughout the country. His fiery sermons stirred the people up to fever pitch. In Perth, mobs even began looting and plundering the monasteries and self catering highlands abbey there.
By 1559, Scotland was close to revolution. Mary of Guise sent for more French troops to crush the Protestants, but the Protestants then sought self catering highlands assistance from Queen Elizabeth of England. Elizabeth herself had broken with the Catholic Church in 1559, and she had no wish to see French troops in control in Scotland. She therefore sent an English army and fleet to self catering highlands Scotland, and after a short campaign they forced the French to surrender. By the Treaty of Edinburgh, in 1560, it was agreed that the French should leave Scotland, and that a Scottish Parliament should be summoned to settle the religious question. Mary of Guise had died a short time previously, and thus she did not see the final ruin of her cause, and the end of the ‘Auld Alliance’ between self catering highlands Scotland and her native France.
The Scottish Parliament met later in 1560, and quickly carried out the Reformation in self catering highlands Scotland. Acts were passed prohibiting the mass and ending the Pope’s authority, while plans and arrangements for the new Church were outlined in a document known as the First Book of Discipline, which was drawn up by Knox and others. It also proposed the establishment of a school in every parish throughout the country, and a grammar school in all the important burghs.