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The Plain Mr. Knox

The Plain Mr. Knox

Elizabeth Whitley
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John Knox, more than any other man, laid the foundations of democracy, revitalised Church and Government, and brought the benefits of education to the ordinary people of Scotland.

One of the most celebrated people of his era, Thomas Carlyle, said that Knox was ?The one Scotchman to whom of all others his country and the world owe a debt.' If you understand Knox - then you understand Scotland.

Over 200 years after his death, when news reached Britain of the American Declaration of Independence, the Prime Minister of the day declared that ?America has run off with a Scottish Parson'. Knox's influence had spread far outside of Scotland during his life, but even more so after his death.

Read about this most famous of Scots in a lively, flowing biography that tells you what motivated a great man of history to form a nation.

Elizabeth Whitley

About Elizabeth Whitley


  • Author: Elizabeth Whitley
  • Release Date: May 2001
  • Pages: 240
  • Format: Trade paperback
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130
  • ISBN: 9781857926835
  • Imprint: Christian Focus
  • Category: History & Biography > Biography > Biography & Autobiography
  • Series: Biography


If you have never heard of John Knox then the reprint of The Plain Mr Knox will inform and challenge you. This fascinating biography will bring enlightenment to many and open up an era of history in the church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Scotland that will cause you to long that the Lord will raise up a new "Plain Mr. Somebody" in our generation.

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