Efforts of James 5th to control the Kirk


-The Black Acts- asserted the right of the King to control the church, denounced (abolished) presbyterians and reaffirmed the power of Bishops- 1584

-1584- James executes the Earl of Gowrie following Lord Enterprisrs (prebysterians) attempts to overthrow him

-1592- Golden Act- Allowed presbyterians to be formed and seemed to be an attempt by James to please presbyterians. However, the crowns authority over the Kirk was maintained- James had the right to


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