NQ Scottish History

Video resources

Professor Michael Lynch

The Age of Reformation - Reformation of 1560

Listen as experts compare Scotland's reformation with those in other parts of Europe, and analyse how Scotland's relationships with France and England affected the reformation.
Dr Jenny Wormald

The Age of Reformation - Reign of Mary 1561-67

Hear the experts discuss Mary, Queen of Scots' political and social judgements and how they related to her loss of the throne.
Dr Alan MacDonald

The Age of Reformation - James VI

Hear from experts about James VI's relationship with the Kirk and his efforts to control it, as well as his reign as King of England and the execution of his mother, Mary, Queen of Scots.
Dr Julian Goodare

The Age of Reformation - Impact

Gain views from the experts on the social impact of the reformation, particularly changes in religious and moral practice and the Anglicisation of Scottish culture.
Dr Steven Reid

The Age of Reformation - What if... John Knox?

Listen to experts discuss whether the reformation might have happened differently if John Knox had not returned to Scotland.
Portrait of Lord Darnley

The Age of Reformation - What if... Darnley?

Experts look at the effect of Mary's marriage to Darnley in her downfall and examine what other options she might have pursued, given her situation.
Dr Alison Rosie

The Age of Reformation - Acts of Parliament 1567

Dr Alison Rosie of the National Archives of Scotland examines the Acts of Parliament relating to the reformation, which were finally approved in 1567 following the deposition of Mary.
Dr Alison Rosie

The Age of Reformation - The Golden Act

Dr Alison Rosie of the National Archives of Scotland examines the so-called Golden Act of 1592, or the 'Act for Abolishing of the Acts Contrair to the Trew Religion'.
Photograph of Testament of William Douglas

The Age of Reformation - Testament of William Douglas of Lochleven

Dr Alison Rosie of the National Archives of Scotland examines the Testament of William Douglas of Lochleven, in which he confesses his faith and discusses his involvement in the reformation.
Dr Alison Rosie

The Age of Reformation - Accounts of Sir James Wishart of Pittaro

Dr Alison Rosie of the National Archives of Scotland examines the accounts of Sir James Wishart of Pittaro, whose job was to collect funds on behalf of the Kirk.

BBC Learning Zone clips

Lords of the Congregation Treaty of Edinburgh Birth of Mary Queen of Scots Mary sets sail for France The Rough Wooing Mary's French marriage Reformation in Scotland Mary’s difficulties with her husband, Lord Darnley The murder of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (pt 1/3) The murder of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (pt 2/3) The murder of Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley (pt 3/3) Mary Queen of Scots abdicates The Battle of Langside Scotland and its Regents Childhood of James VI Mary Queen of Scots in England Mary Queen of Scots and plots against Elizabeth I The execution of Mary Queen of Scots