John Knox : the hero of the Scottish Reformation . that of their political rivals. The ReformedChurch was wounded in the house of her pro-fessed friends. Knox complains of unworthymen who had been thrust [by patronage] into theministry of the Kirk, and of merciless devourersof her patrimony. He describes both factions as fighting against God, and declares that his ownpolitical party as little repented the troublingand oppressing the poor Kirk of God as ever they[their adversaries] did. For if, he continues, they can have the Kirk lands annexed to theirhouses, they appear to take no more care o
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