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"Three centuries and a half have passed since the burning of George Wishart, the event which has made the name of Cardinal Beaton the name most execrated in the ecclesiastical history of Scotland." The subsequent murder of Cardinal David Beaton in St. Andrews Castle, (May 29, 1546) was the signal event igniting the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. Though Cardinal Beaton has been for the most part associated with the persecution of heretics, (George Wishart most notably) Author John Herkless provides a more complete portrait of the man in all his strengths and weaknesses. Though not a Catholic himself, the author maintains throughout, a disciplined objectivity, enabling him to provide such assessments: "The moralist who dwells on the vice of the clergy, which was a cause of the downfall of the Catholic Church, will do well to look at the perfidy of the men who were ranged on the side of the reformed religion." "But patriotism was all but dead among the nobles of Scotland, and was to be found chiefly among the church men; and the man who was the most zealous upholder of the ancient faith was also the most ardent champion of his country's independence." A well written and researched book from the late 19th century, this work should form a part of every Reformation historian's library. Author John Herkless held the post of Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of St. Andrews.
bound: 207 pages
publisher: Independently published (March 26, 2017)
isbn: 1520930798, 978-1520930794,
weight: 13.3 ounces (