John Knox: Historie of the Reformation of Religioun within the Realme of Scotland (1229 words)


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Introduction and Literary Responses to The Historie

The distinguished Scottish lexicographer and literary critic, Dr. David Murison, has written the following of John Knox's The Historie of the Reformatioun of Religioun within the Realme of Scotland:

Granted its self-confessed limitations, ... [Knox's] History is a picture of his times which for depth of insight, brilliance of presentation and animation of style could hardly be bettered, and though critics have censured the slabs of documentation which break up the flow of the narrative, Knox's genius and single minded dedication to his one theme, the triumph of the Reformation against all odds and vicissitudes, give his story …

Citation: Farrow, Kenneth D. . "Historie of the Reformation of Religioun within the Realme of Scotland". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 January 2008 [, accessed 28 October 2020.]

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