John Knox monument, Glasgow Necropolis

Set in stern stone against a bleak winter sky seems a most appropriate form of existence for a man like John Knox. If one is willing to attribute an existence to a monument.

His monumental influence on religion is Scotland is widely known. As well as his fear and abhorence of women. His pamphlet damning Mary, Queen of Scots and the monstrous regiment of women, called The First Blast of the Trumpet and published in 1558 is a monument to misogyny. And rather a monumental error at that.

Serves him right to be up on that pillar, stony and cold. A grey Glasgow life in death.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: