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these was built in 1591 for two merchant burgesses, Robert McNaught and James Rynd, who inscribed the date and their initials on the building, and the local belief that it was once occupied by Mary of Guise, or that this painting was for her use, lacks documentary evidence and can now almost certainly

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remembered with architectural spaces: buildings are used as memory theatres whose features and spaces function as loci for words and ideas. Moreover these ideas historically include many of the hermetic and occult beliefs and practices which also preoccupied Frances Yates. For Freemasons the building which

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the ministers’ belief that the king had no legal right to prohibit the Assembly. Spottiswood urged James to dismiss Seton as Chancellor, but although this did not happen, Seton was forced to cooperate in effecting the king’s policies for Scotland. In 1610 the General Assembly was forced to accept the

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belief were a matter of individual conscience, under the guidance only of parish ministers subject to the authority of the church’s General Assembly. King James’s attempt to maintain some control over the national church by appointing bishops began in the 1580s, though it won little support from the