John Knox

By Rosalind K. Marshall

Format: Multiple Formats

Untangles truth from mythology in the life of Jhon Knox 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. This book presents a complex portrayal of both Scotland and Knox.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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In this best-selling biography of John Knox, Rosalind K. Marshall traces the life of one of the Reformations' 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 relationship with the opposite sex, discussing the 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 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 paperback of one of the most famous of all Scottish figures.

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Format Multiple Formats
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 20 Mar 2008
SKU 9781841587219-grouped
Number of Pages 256

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'an admirable new biography ... a remarkable study, illuminating both a character and an age' - Antonia Fraser on Mary of Guise'Dr Marshall ... uses exactly the right mixture of flowing, readable narrative ... to breathe life into the historical dust' - Jack Firth on Bonnie Prince Charlie

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