Fellow Scot Thomas Carlyle said of John Knox that he was ‘one Scotchman to whom, of all others, his country and the world owe a debt’.
After exile, ministries in England, and producing his influential First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (1558) and Second Blast (July 1558), Knox (c. 1514 – 1572) returned to St Andrews (where he had been educated) and gave a memorable sermon on 4 June 1559 which, with support from Scottish Protestant nobles, led to Scotland embracing Protestantism in 1560. It was a great triumph for him.
This mid-19th century chapbook extols Knox’s life and work, praising his efforts of leading Scotland away from Popery.
The Life and Meritorious Transactions of John Knox, the Great Scottish Reformer. Glasgow: Printed for the Booksellers, .