John Knox

Synopsis

"In this new biography of John Knox, Rosalind K. Marshall traces the life of one of the Reformation's central characters. Following his career in Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and Germany, she explains in straightforward terms the issues and beliefs which concerned him so deeply. She also focuses on his relationships with the opposite sex, discussing his notorious First Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women, his dealings with Mary, Queen of Scots and the patient, revealing letters he wrote to his mother-in-law. This book untangles truth from mythology in the life of this strange, complex and determined man and constructs a balanced picture of sixteenth century Scotland that places Knox clearly within the context of change and reformation which was sweeping the whole of Europe. The result is a richer and more complex portrayal of both Scotland and Knox than any hitherto available, and the first modern biography of one of the most famous of all Scottish figures." Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contributors:
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Edinburgh
Publication year:
  • 2000