NQ Scottish History

The Reformation of 1560

In 1560, following decades of growing support for the Protestant cause despite its outlawed status, Scotland made its break from the Catholic Church and forbade the holding of Mass. The reformed church sought to differentiate itself by naming itself the Kirk.

The Reformation in Scotland was not just religious, but political, and it would have important repercussions for the country’s strained relationships with its Auld Ally, the still Catholic France, and its Auld Enemy, the recently reformed England.