St Andrews Castle, Scotland


“While residing in the castle of St.Andrews, a stronghold and place of refuge for many Protestants, in July of 1547, the castle was seized by outside forces and John Knox became a French galley-slave for nineteen months. There he experienced hardships and miseries which are said to have permanently injured his health.

On his release, which took place early in 1549, through the intervention, apparently, of the English government, Knox found that in the existing state of the country, he could be of little use in his beloved Scotland. For nearly ten years, he submitted to voluntary exile, like many of the worthiest of his countrymen in those troublous times. All these years, however, he devoted himself to ministerial labors in connection with the Reformed Church. His duty was provided for him in England, for the space of about five years as a minister of the English Church.” (source)


“One man with God is always in the majority.”

— John Knox (1505-1572)

Scottish Reformer, quote is inscribe on the Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland.

Soli Deo Gloria


This entry was published on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 5:06 am. It’s filed under Historical Sites, Landscape and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “St Andrews Castle, Scotland

  1. What a beautiful place! I’d love to visit some sites of the Reformation someday. Thank you for sharing pictures 🙂

  2. How blessed you were to take this trip and capture these awesome pictures!
    Thank you so much for sharing them with us Becky.
    With love!

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