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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.

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  • Title: John Knox
  • John Knox was a Renaissance man born in Haddington, England between the years of 1505 and 1515. His father was a farmer and his mother died early in his childhood. John grew up and had been a priest, author, and a leader of the Scottish reformation. John Knox attended the University of St. Andrews and later worked as a priest. George Wishart influenced him to help reform the Scottish church. He was soon taken prisoner and exiled to England. 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.
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