[MR] Wikipedia: Protestantism in Scotland

Garth Groff via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Thu Aug 17 02:21:22 PDT 2017

Noble Friends, Especially Fellow Scots,

On this date in 1560, the Scottish Parliament overthrew the Catholic 
Church and founded the Church of Scotland (aka "The Kirk"). Scotland 
became officially Protestant, and under the influence of John Knox, was 
strongly Calvinist. The Kirk was organized with the presbyterian system 
of church governance, and is one of the main founts of the modern 
Presbyterian Church. Scottish Protestants moved quickly to "cleanse" 
church buildings of Catholic decoration and abandoned other forms of 
Catholic worship, though at this time there was relatively little 

The Protestant reformation was extremely important to social and 
political changes in Scotland during the late 16th century. The break 
with the Catholic Church and the exile of Mary Queen of Scots led to the 
end of French influence. Scotland turned toward more peaceful relations 
with England (with the exception of the Border Reivers). You can read 
more about the Scottish reformation at 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity_in_Scotland and 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scottish_Reformation .

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge

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