The History of Leith

December 13, 2010

George Wishart, 1513-1546

A famous member of the Pitarrow family was the martyr George Wishart, a powerful Protestant preacher, confidant and mentor of John Knox. While preaching the Protestant Reform in 1546 he was betrayed to Cardinal David Beaton and imprisoned in the bottle dungeon at the Castle in St. Andrews. Subsequently he was tried for heresy, condemned to death and burnt at the stake outside the Castle. for more click here

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