NQ Scottish History

The impact of the Reformation on Scotland to 1603

Although the Reformation in Scotland had succeeded, some would argue that the new church was hardly an improvement over the old one. A lack of funds meant there was little provision for the poor, while better organisation had led to a more controlling influence.

Nevertheless the Kirk remained committed to its ideals and some improvements were made apparent, particularly in the provision of education.

Catholics continued to be largely tolerated in Scotland, and many retained lands and revenues.

  • Glasgow Cathedral - work with part of face destroyed

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