George Wishart is burnt for heresy in Scotland (39 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Protestant preacher George Wishart, a mentor of John Knox, is burnt for heresy by Cardinal Beaton. This apparent Protestant martyrdom at the hands of a tyrannical and unbending Catholic Church is one of the triggers of the Scottish Reformation.

Citation:
Editors. "George Wishart is burnt for heresy in Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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