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From: John Giacoletti <>
Subject: Knox on ... Knox off
Date: Thu, 5 Feb 1998 02:10:03 -0500


So Knox has had a bad press?

Happens to the best of dour, intolerant, unyielding iconoclasts and
malicious gossips.

The man was a meterological genius. Blamed the lousy harvest and famine of
1563 on the "idolatory of our wicked queen."

Congenial marital Counselor: Claimed that the marriage of Mary Livingstone
to John Sempill was hastened for the ususal reasons.

Keen in observations: "She [Mary Stuart] would lie upon Chatelard's
shoulder, and sometimes privily she would steal a kiss of his neck."

Considerate. By all means: The aforesaid Chatelard was a poet who found
his way into Mary's bedchambers a couple of times. Caused a commotion so
great that Moray had him put to death. Knox's words of consolation: just
retribution for dancing.

Our kind of guy!

Opps. Almost forgot. d. 1571.

John Giacoletti

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