Thursday, July 7, 2011

John Knox

According to Rampant Scotland, on July 7, 1559, John Knox became the first Protestant minister to be appointed in Edinburgh.  Sir Walter Scott mentions this revolutionary figure, and his influence on Scottish history, several times in his "Tales of a Grandfather":

'...The prevalence of the Protestant doctrines in Scotland strengthened the Scottish nobles in their disposition to make a stand against the Queen Regent's desire to augment her power. Many great nobles, and a still greater portion of the smaller barons, had embraced the Reformed opinions; and the preaching of John Knox, a man of great courage, real, and talents, made converts daily from the Catholic faith....'

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