Douglas Murray Prize 2016

Reformation & Renaissance Review: DOUGLAS MURRAY PRIZE 2016

The winner of the Douglas Murray Prize (£1000) for what the award panel considers to have been the most outstanding article in volume 18 of RRR has been adjudged as D. Alan Orr, Professor of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, USA. Dr Orr’s higher education was at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and the University of Cambridge.

The award-winning article in accordance with the prize’s criteria, is entitled:

‘“God’s hangman”: James VI, the Divine Right of Kings, and the Devil.’ Reformation & Renaissance Review, 18.2 (2016), 137-154.

Comments from the panellists include:

a clever and pleasingly original article… an exciting synthesis that brings insights into the mental world of James VI & I

an important contribution to our understanding of early-modern absolutism… persuasive and illuminating

stimulating and well written

a worthy contribution to scholarship on Reformation political thought

The adjudication panel for the 2016 award consisted of David Manning (Convenor), Amy Nelson Burnett, and Mickey Mattox.

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