The Whole Prophesie of Scotland: Political Prophecy in Early Modern Scotland

This site traces the history of The Whole Prophesie of Scotland, a collection of political prophecies used by the Stuarts to promote their claims to the British throne. The image you see above is taken from the title page of the first printed edition, which was published by the King’s printer Robert Waldegrave, to mark the completion of these prophecies: the accession of James VI of Scotland to the English throne as James I. The Whole Prophesie was reprinted at least thirty one times down to 1806, and used by Jacobites and their opponents to promote their rights to sit on the thrones of England and Scotland, and (after the Union of 1707), the British crown.

When complete, this site will record details of all the known editions of the text in manuscript and print.

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