Dr Alasdair Raffe Presents James VII: A Misunderstood King?

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


James VII (reigned 1685-8), Scotland’s last Catholic king, was overthrown by his son-in-law William of Orange in the revolution of 1688-9. Over the following centuries, historians depicted James as a bigot determined to force his religion on his Protestant subjects. This talk draws upon my research into James’s government of Scotland, exploring the king’s religious policies and discussing his approach to governing Scotland, which I believe was highly experimental, potentially even reckless! Join me in assessing James VII's short and turbulent reign!
Period19 Aug 2016
Event typeOther
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational