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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Knox on ... Knox off
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 09:18:24 +0000


John Giacoletti wrote:
>
> 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
>

I don't think that John Giacoletti likes John Knox.
He might actually have done quite well as a TV Evangelist. :-)
Edward
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