|Archbishop of St Andrews|
Mid Calder, West Lothian, Scotland
|Died||November 26, 1639 (aged 74)|
|Denomination||Church of Scotland|
|Parents||John Spottiswoode and unknown|
|Children||John Spottiswoode, Robert Spottiswoode (1596-1646), Anne Spottiswoode|
John Spottiswoode (Spottiswood, Spotiswood or Spotswood) (1565 - November 26, 1639) was an Archbishop of St Andrews, Primate of All Scotland and historian of Scotland. George Gledstanes or Gladstanes (c 1562-1615 was an Archbishop of St Andrews during the seventeenth century James Sharp (1613&ndash1679 was a Presbyterian minister and later Archbishop of St Andrews (1661&ndash1679 Mid Calder ( Scots: Mid Cauder) is a small town in West Lothian, Scotland. West Lothian ( Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary Council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Church of Scotland (Eaglais na h-Alba known informally by its Scots language name The Kirk, is the National church of Scotland. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" St Andrews (Cill Rìmhinn is a Town and former Royal burgh on the east coast of Fife, Scotland. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain.
He was born in 1565 in Mid Calder, West Lothian, Scotland, the eldest son of John Spottiswood, minister of Calder and "superintendent" of Lothian. Mid Calder ( Scots: Mid Cauder) is a small town in West Lothian, Scotland. West Lothian ( Lodainn an Iar in Gaelic) is one of the 32 unitary Council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy area. Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. He was educated at the University of Glasgow (MA 1581), and succeeded his father in the parish of Calder in 1583. The University of Glasgow (Oilthigh Ghlaschu was founded in 1451 in Glasgow, Scotland and along with its contemporary institutions the University of St Andrews In 1601 he attended Ludowick, Duke of Lennox, as his chaplain, in an embassy to the court of France, returning in 1603. Ludovic Stewart 2nd Duke of Lennox 1st Duke of Richmond ( September 29 1574 &ndash February 16 1624) was a Scottish nobleman He followed James to England on his accession, but was the same year nominated to the see of Glasgow, his consecration in London, however, not taking place until October 1610.
Spottiswoode had originally become prominent as an ardent supporter of the strict Presbyterian party, but gradually came to see the inconveniences of "parity in the Church," attributed little importance to the existing matters of dispute, and thought that the interests of both church and state were best secured by keeping on good terms with the king. Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity He was therefore ready to co-operate with James in curtailing the powers of the Kirk which encroached on the royal authority, and in assimilating the Church of Scotland to that of England. James VI and I (19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625 was King of Scotland as James VI, and King of England and King of Ireland as James The Church of Scotland (Eaglais na h-Alba known informally by its Scots language name The Kirk, is the National church of Scotland. On May 30, 1605 he became a member of the Scottish Privy Council. Events 1416 - The Council of Constance, called by the Emperor Sigismund a supporter of Antipope John XXIII burns Jerome of Prague following The Privy Council of Scotland was a body that advised the King. In 1610 he presided as moderator over the assembly in which presbytery was abolished, in 1615 he was made Archbishop of St Andrews and primate of Scotland, and in 1618 procured the sanction of the privy council to the Five Articles of Perth with their ratification by parliament in 1621. The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is an honorary role held for 12 months The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland is the sovereign and highest Court of the Church of Scotland, and is thus the Church's governing body The Bishop of St Andrews (Easbaig Chill Rìmhinn was the ecclesiastical head of the Diocese and then as Archbishop of St Andrews (Àrd-easbaig Chill Rìmhinn The Five Articles of Perth were an attempt by King James VI of Scotland to impose practices on the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in an attempt to integrate
In 1633 he crowned Charles I at Holyrood. Charles I, (19 November 1600 &ndash 30 January 1649 was King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 27 March 1625 until his execution. The Palace of Holyroodhouse, or informally Holyrood Palace, founded as a monastery by David I of Scotland in 1128, has served as the principal residence In 1635 he was appointed Lord Chancellor of Scotland, an office which he retained till 1638. The Lord Chancellor of Scotland was a Great Officer of State in pre- Union Scotland. He was opposed to the new liturgy as inexpedient, but when he could not prevent its introduction he took part in enforcing it. He was a spectator of the riot of St Giles, Edinburgh, on July 23, 1637, endeavoured in vain to avoid disaster by concessions, and on the taking of the Covenant perceived that "now all that we have been doing these thirty years past is thrown down at once. A prominent feature of the Edinburgh skyline St Giles' Cathedral or the High Kirk of Edinburgh is a Church of Scotland place of worship decorating the Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. " He escaped to Newcastle, was deposed by the assembly on December 4 on a variety of ridiculous charges, and died in London on 1639-11-26, receiving burial in Westminster Abbey on 1639-12-02. Newcastle upon Tyne ( (often shortened to Newcastle) is a city and Metropolitan borough of Tyne and Wear, England "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Events 43 BC - The Second Triumvirate alliance of Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus ("Octavian" later "Caesar Augustus" The Collegiate Church of St Peter at Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a large mainly Gothic church Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opens 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire
Spottiswoode published in 1620 Refutatio libelli de regimine ecclesiae scoticanae, an answer to a tract of Calderwood, who replied in the Vindiciae subjoined to his Altare damascenum (1623). David Calderwood ( 1575 - October 29, 1650) was a Scottish divine and Historian. The only other writing published during his lifetime was the sermon he preached at the Perth assembly. His most considerable work was The History of the Church and State of Scotland (London, 1655, seq. ). It displays considerable research and sagacity, and even when dealing with contemporary events gives a favorable impression, upon the whole, of the author's candour and truth. The opposite side can be studied in Calderwood's History.
Spottiswoode married Rachel, daughter of David Lindsay, bishop of Ross, with issue a daughter and two sons:
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