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Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies   By: (1735-1793)

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In "Biographia Scoticana" by John Howie, readers are taken on an enlightening journey through the lives of some of Scotland's most remarkable individuals. This detailed and captivating account delves into the diverse stories of the nation's eminent Scots worthies, shedding light on their character, achievements, and notable contributions.

Howie's writing style is engaging and accessible, allowing readers to immerse themselves in the fascinating lives of these historical figures. The book showcases a wide range of personalities, from religious leaders and warriors to scholars and politicians. Each chapter focuses on a different influential Scot, enabling readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the immense impact these individuals had on Scottish culture and history.

One of the strengths of this book is its meticulous research. Howie's extensive knowledge of his subjects is evident as he presents a wealth of historical information. Furthermore, he manages to offer a balanced perspective, taking into account the political and social context surrounding each personality. This comprehensive approach allows readers to appreciate the complexities of Scotland's history and the intricate web of events that shaped these worthies' lives.

The author's admiration and respect for the Scots worthies shine through his writing. Howie portrays these individuals not only as significant historical figures but also as individuals with remarkable moral and spiritual qualities. Their unwavering dedication to their causes, whether promoting religious freedom or fighting for Scottish independence, portrays them as individuals of great conviction and unwavering principles. Howie's admiration is contagious, leaving readers deeply inspired by the remarkable legacy left behind by these figures.

"Biographia Scoticana" is more than just a collection of historical narratives; it is a testament to the resilience and spirit of the Scottish people and their pursuit of liberty and righteousness. Howie's meticulousness in preserving the stories of these worthies ensures that their contributions will not be forgotten and encourages readers to continue their legacy.

Overall, "Biographia Scoticana" is a compelling and informative book that offers an in-depth exploration of Scotland's most eminent individuals. Whether one is interested in Scottish history, religious movements, or the development of national identity, this book provides a wealth of knowledge and captivating narratives. Howie's passion for his subject matter is palpable, making this book an engaging read for both history enthusiasts and casual readers alike.

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Biographia Scoticana:



Noblemen, Gentlemen, Ministers, and others: From Mr. Patrick Hamilton , who was born about the year of our Lord 1503, and suffered martyrdom at St. Andrews , Feb. 1527, to Mr. James Renwick , who was executed in the Grass market of Edinburgh Feb. 17, 1688.

TOGETHER WITH A succinct Account of the Lives of other seven eminent Divines, and Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, who died about, or shortly after the Revolution.

AS ALSO, An Appendix, containing a short historical Hint of the wicked Lives and miserable Deaths of some of the most remarkable apostates and bloody persecutors in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution.

Collected from historical Records, Biographical Accounts, and other authenticated Writings: The whole including a Period of near Two Hundred Years.


The SECOND EDITION, corrected and enlarged.

The Righteous shall be had in everlasting Remembrance , Psal. cxii. 6.

And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her , Psal. lxxxvii. 5

GLASGOW: Printed by JOHN BRYCE, and Sold at his Shop, opposite Gibson's Wynd, Salt market ... Continue reading book >>

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