The History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland
de Beer Sc 1790 K
Edinburgh: Printed by H. Inglis, Westport
Thomas Carlyle said of John Knox (c.1514–1572) that he was ‘one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt’. Initially a Catholic, Knox came under the influence of George Wishart, a Protestant preacher. In 1551, he moved to London and helped implement the English Reformation. When in exile in Geneva, he met John Calvin; he eventually wrote a defence of Calvin’s doctrine of predestination. On returning to Scotland, and with the support from Scottish Protestant nobles, Knox engineered the anti-French, anti-Catholic revolution that saw Scotland embrace Protestantism in 1560. This is a later printing of his History, first published in 1587.
John Knox, “The History of the Reformation of Religion within the Realm of Scotland,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed March 23, 2017, http://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/10387.
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