New Year’s resolutions for 2018:
An article about Scottish Agents between France, England and Scotland at the turn of 1560
This paper participates in the rethinking of the outbreak of the Wars of Religion at the turn of 1560. Fitting with recent studies about diplomacy and networks in Early Modern Europe, it focuses on important Scottish 'agents', principally Borthwick, Clark, Cockburn and Stuart. These valuable Scots were triple agents, letter bearers, diplomats and men of confidence for France, England and Scotland. Their activities reveal the complex Franco-British history in mid-16th century Europe in a state of flux. As early Protestant warriors of God, they directly contributed to both the outbreak of the French Wars of Religion and the Anglo-Scottish rapprochement. Their careers, their motivations as well as those of the princes who employed them, are analysed here.
Publication of Conference Proceedings in 2018-19:
* by ‘Revue de l’Est’: Marie de Lorraine-Guise. Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine, Europe. 500 ans
* by ‘Etudes Epistémè’ (online): Mary of Guise as a conduit between Lorraine, France and Scotland
* by ‘Classiques Garnier’: Sediciones y revueltas en la reflexión política de la Europa moderna / Séditions et révoltes dans la réflexion politique de l’Europe Moderne* by ‘Brepols’: Sedition: Subversive and Controversial Literature in Europe, 1500-1700