John Knox : the hero of the Scottish Reformation . r, was not cited as an ecclesiasti-cal offender, but to give his confession why heaffirmed the mass to be idolatry, and a largecongregation assembled in the Church of St.Nicholas at Newcastle to hear his address. TheBishop had furnished the preacher with anopportunity of effectively propagating his viewson a burning question of the time.2 In the FirstPrayer-book of Edward VI., the elevation andadoration of the host were significantly discon-tinued. Accordingly, when Knox declared thatthe mass, as celebrated by Romanists, was idola- 1 Burnet, H
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