Editors. "John Knox returns to Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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John Knox returns to Scotland (63 words)
Historical Context Note
John Knox, who had been in exile in first Geneva and then Frankfurt, returns to Scotland. On 10th May he preaches an incendiary sermon at Perth, which incites the Protestant Lords of the Congregation to rebellion. They seize Edinburgh and destroy religious houses at Stirling, Scone and St. Andrews, and subsequently approach Elizabeth I for aid against the regency of Mary of Guise.14971 John Knox returns to Scotland 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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