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John Knox House description and photos - Great Britain: Edinburgh. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is John Knox House.
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John Knox House is an old building in the center of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. John Knox is one of the key figures in Scottish history, the largest religious reformer of the 16th century, who laid the foundations of the Presbyterian Church.
John Knox was born approximately in 1510, the exact date of his birth is unknown. He was ordained a Catholic priest, but in 1545 he converted to Protestantism. He lived for a long time in France and Switzerland, periodically returning to Scotland, led an active propaganda of Protestantism, and he was a supporter of its most radical currents. John Knox strongly opposed the participation of women in power and was an implacable opponent of Queen Mary Stuart.
In 1560, the Scottish parliament proclaimed Protestantism as the state religion. The order of Protestant worship was spelled out in the Book of Discipline. All this was done under the great influence of John Knox, but he himself was able to return to his homeland, to Scotland, only in 1567, and three years later he was forced to leave the capital and move to St. Andrews. Knox returned to Edinburgh shortly before his death in 1572.
According to some sources, John Knox spent the last days of his life in a house located at the intersection of Royal Mile and High Streets. This house was built in 1490 and belonged to a family of famous goldsmiths named Mossman. The house has a very beautiful wooden gallery and painted ceilings, which is typical for Scottish houses of the late 15th - early 16th centuries. Now the house houses a museum.
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