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The archbishops of St Andrews.

Herkless, John, Sir, principal of the University of St Andrews, 1855-1920; and Hannay, Robert Kerr, 1867-1940.

Published by Edinburgh and London: 1907-1915., William Blackwood and Sons,, 1915
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5 vols., incl. index to set; 23 cm. Vols. 1-3 inscr. by author on title-pages: To my dear mother [varies], John Herkless. The Scottish bishopric moved from Iona to Dunkeld to Abernethy, then to St Andrews ca. 750 under Cellach, raised to an archbishopric in 1472; the Roman Catholic succession continued up to John Hamilton's hanging in 1571. -- Vol. I. i. Patrick Graham (`a poor lunatic and not a depraved criminal', deposed, died in prison) 1472-78; ii. William Schevez (Schives, d. 1497) 1478-97; iii. James Stewart, duke of Ross (1476?-1504); iv. Alexander Stewart (1493?-killed in the battle of Flodden 1513, `Erasmus.described Alexander as unable to read a word unless his nose touched the book') boy bishop 1504-13. 1907. [8], 271 p. -- vol. II. v. Andrew Forman (1465?-1521: after a hotly contested succession, described in detail from the 1,270 page ms. Formulare, carefully compiled from 260 documents (likely by notary John Lauder in the later 1500s), `the man who had promoted a disastrous war, and had afterwards sought help from the enemies of his country') 1516-21. 1909. [8], 267 p. -- vol. III. vi. James Beaton (Bethune, 1474?-1539: `he gave to civil concerns the heed he should have paid to spiritual things') 1522-39. 1910. viii, [1], 270 p. -- vol. IV. vii. David Beaton (Bethune, 1494-1546: `one strong man whom no bribe could secure and no chicanery overcome, and he was vanquished only when murder triumphed'), Cardinal, 1539-46. 1913. [9], 252 p. -- vol. V. viii. John Hamilton (1511?-1571: `executed as a criminal.his death was an event in the contests of families, the strifes of factions, and the jealousies of party leaders') 1546-71. 1915. [9], 268 p. -- Includes estimates of the character of each of the archbishops. VG blue cloth set, lt.foxing. Prior owner's scrawled sig. on tps. Bookseller Inventory # 032099

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Title: The archbishops of St Andrews.

Publisher: Edinburgh and London: 1907-1915., William Blackwood and Sons,

Publication Date: 1915

Binding: Hardcover

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