• Andy Shearer

Day 419 - May 11th 1559: The Date That Changed Scotland

On May 11th 1559, John Knox preached in St John's Kirk. The service sparked an uprising by what Knox described as a "rascal multitude", which quickly spread across the country and changed the course of Scottish history for centuries to come. Comedian and Scottish history expert Bruce Fummey tells the story in his own inimitable way.

This excellent article on medium.com by the Perth-based scholar Malory Nye of Glasgow University explores the incident and its contribution to the Reformation in greater detail and also looks at some fascinating echoes of the "rascal multitude" throughout history, right up to the present day.


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