The Parish of Govan and the Principals of the University of Glasgow, 1577-1621

Reid, S.J. (2012) The Parish of Govan and the Principals of the University of Glasgow, 1577-1621. Friends of Govan old lecture series(8),

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The eighth in the series of published Govan lectures, delivered by Dr Steven Reid in 2010, studies the unique relationship that existed between the parish of Govan and the University of Glasgow in the aftermath of the Scottish Reformation. From 1577 the rents of Govan were annexed to the university in exchange for the Principal's service as ministers to the parish, an arrangement which continued unitl 1621. This paper looks at the financial benefits that the annexation conferred on the university, and surveys the surviving evidence of the ministries of the four principals who took up the charge of Govan during this period.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Govan Parish, Andrew Melville, Thomas Smeaton, Patrick Sharp, Robert Boyd of Trochrig, Glasgow University, principals
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reid, Dr Steven
Authors: Reid, S.J.
Subjects:D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
L Education > LA History of education
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Journal Name:Friends of Govan old lecture series
Publisher:Garthland Design and Print

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