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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’.

The Life and Meritorious Transactions of John Knox.

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, [1850].