© 2004

Mary Queen of Scots and French Public Opinion, 1542–1600


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alexander S Wilkinson
    Pages 1-10
  3. Alexander S Wilkinson
    Pages 11-36
  4. Alexander S Wilkinson
    Pages 79-102
  5. Alexander S Wilkinson
    Pages 128-156
  6. Alexander S Wilkinson
    Pages 157-160
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 161-239

About this book


The French Wars of Religion were more than a battle for outright military victory. They were also a battle for the hearts and minds of the population of France. In this struggle to win over public opinion, often apparently peripheral issues could be engaged to make partisan points. Such was the case with the polemical literature surrounding Mary Queen of Scots. Based on major new bibliographic research, this study charts the evolving relationship between Mary and French public opinion.


bibliography drama English literature France French Huguenot knowledge literature politics religion tragedy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.St AndrewsUK

About the authors

ALEXANDER S. WILKINSON is a British Academy Postdoctoral fellow at the University of St. Andrews. He is the Project Manager of the St. Andrews Sixteenth-Century French Vernacular Book Project.

Bibliographic information