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People’s History of Scotland: Rebel Lives 1 – John Knox

As part of our People’s History of Scotland series, we will investigate radical personalities through the nation’s history.

In our first Rebel Lives episode, we examine the life, ideas and actions of John Knox – the leader of the Scottish Reformation.

Historian Chris Bambery and Conter editor David Jamieson discuss this complex figure, largely maligned and forgotten by modern Scotland. Was Knox a narrow minded misogynist who burdened Scotland with a legacy of religious sectarianism, or a radical opponent of authority in his own day who helped birth ideas of democracy?

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