Archives de Tag: protestant reformer

John Knox, the Hall of Heroes and the Yellowlees

Within The National Wallace Monument near Stirling in Scotland, I really didn’t expect him to be present. But there he was, amidst the white marble portraits of Sir Walter Scott, of young Robert Burns, of Livingstone and many other famous Scotsmen : John Knox, the 16th century reformer, pamphletist and gifted orator. A protestant minister of […]

« The First Blast of the Trumpet » : John Knox by Marie Macpherson

Scottish writer Marie Macpherson published in march this year the first volume of a trilogy about John Knox (1513-1572), the protestant reformer who saw – as it is commonly written – queen Mary of Guise as an example of « the monstrous regiment of women« . In fact, John Knox’s « First Blast of the trumpet » was principally […]