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The apologie off our depatur.

Author: William Maitland; John Erskine; John Knox
Publisher: [1559?]
Edition/Format:   Book : Letter : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
Publication:works of John Knox.
Database:WorldCat
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In 1555 John Knox returned to Scotland to preach and organize Calvinism. Churches sprang up and many powerful nobles began to listen to him. Brought before an ecclesiastical court (15 May 1556), his prosecution was abandoned, demonstrating the powerful backing he enjoyed. In the latter part of 1557, after Knox had departed for Geneva, these nobles joined together in the Congregation of Jesus Christ, explicitly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Chainlines (Paper)
Church history
Early works
Early works to 1800
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: William Maitland; John Erskine; John Knox
OCLC Number: 643349444
In: Knox, John, ca. 1514-1572
Notes: Letter, written in a Tudor secretarial hand.
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The text of the letter is reprinted in The works of John Knox / collected and edited by David Laing, v. 6, p. 684-686.
"If I were to suggest the probable writer of this interesting State Paper, it might be either William Maitland of Lethington or John Erskine of Dun"--David Laing.
Vertical chain lines.
Description: 1 folded sheet ([2] p.) ; 32 x 42 cm.
Other Titles: Apology of our depature

Abstract:

In 1555 John Knox returned to Scotland to preach and organize Calvinism. Churches sprang up and many powerful nobles began to listen to him. Brought before an ecclesiastical court (15 May 1556), his prosecution was abandoned, demonstrating the powerful backing he enjoyed. In the latter part of 1557, after Knox had departed for Geneva, these nobles joined together in the Congregation of Jesus Christ, explicitly antagonistic to the Catholic Church. This congregation formed the nucleus of leadership in the wars against the Catholics (1559). But they found it extremely difficult to maintain an army, even with English aid. Their army arrived in Edinburgh 21 October 1559 but soon melted away. The congregation fled 6 November [to Stirling], but in order to maintain support justification for this flight was required.--Description provided by auction house.

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