Queen Mary of Scots & John Calvin

By: Hannah Eagleson

Queen Mary of Scots

Who is she? In 1542, the Scottish throne went to Mary, Queen of Scots. A monarch who would also become France's queen consort. Mary would also claim the English crown.

Why is she significant? She passed the first "Act" of religious toleration in Scotland. Later on she would be killed by Elizabeth I. She wanted to prove that she would do anything for the thrown.

John Calvin

Who is he? He was Martin Luther's successor as the preeminent Protestant theologian. He made a powerful impact on the fundamental doctrines of Protestantism. Also John is credited as the most important figure in the 2nd generation of the Protestant Reformation.

Why is he significant? John accepted the newborn capitalism and encouraged trade and production. Industrialization raised up by the concepts of thrift, industry, sobriety, and responsibility that Calvin preached as essential to the achievement of the reign of God on earth. The influence of Calvinism spread throughout the entire Western world.