FC: John Knox
1: Once upon a time in Haddington, Scotland a man was born. The year of his birth was between the years of 1505 and 1515. No one knows exactly when John Knox was put on this earth.
2: John's father, WIlliam Knox, was a farmer; and his mother died when he was just a child.
3: Instead of becoming a farmer, like his dad, he either attended the University of Glasgow or the University of St. Andrews.
4: After he finished school, he made his first appearance as a priest in 1540; but this was just the start of what was to come. | John Knox publicly announced his switch to Protestantism near the end of 1545
6: George Wishart influenced John to help reform the Scottish church; although he was soon taken prisoner and exiled to England where he became a galley slave.
7: Statue of John Knox
8: While in England, he became licensed to work in the Church of England and also became a royal chaplain to King Edward VI. In England is where he also met his first wife, Marjorie Bowes.
9: John and Marjorie had two sons, Nathanael and Eleazar, before she died.
10: John Knox was forced to resign as royal chaplain to King Edward because his half-sister became queen. Mary Tudor, the new queen, was a believer in the Catholic faith and would no way have supported Knox.
11: King Edward VI | Queen Mary Tudor
12: After his time with King Edward was done, John started to travel and spread his beliefs.
14: Knox was also married again to his friend's daughter who was only 17, and her name was Margaret Stewart.
16: One of the most known books he wrote was The History of the Reformation.