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

Historical Context Note

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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.

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