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He has curated new charity production This is Britain to feature more than 300 pictures taken by the public of the scenery, people and landscapes that make up the modern UK.

The Photobox backed coffee table book, which is raising money for Children in Need , also includes essays by celebrities such as Lorraine Kelly .

Rankin said: “I’ve loved being part of this unique project as it demonstrates how photography will always be the most immediate, intimate medium.

He has curated new charity production This is Britain to feature more than 300 pictures taken by the public of the scenery, people and landscapes that make up the modern UK.

The Photobox backed coffee table book, which is raising money for Children in Need , also includes essays by celebrities such as Lorraine Kelly .

Rankin said: “I’ve loved being part of this unique project as it demonstrates how photography will always be the most immediate, intimate medium.

The Scottish Reformation was the process by which Scotland broke with the Papacy and developed a predominantly Calvinist national Kirk (church), which was strongly Presbyterian in outlook. It was part of the wider European Protestant Reformation that took place from the sixteenth century.

In 1546, George Wishart , a preacher who had come under the influence of Swiss reformer Huldrych Zwingli , was arrested and burnt at the stake in St. Andrews on the orders of Cardinal Beaton. Wishart's supporters, who included a number of Fife lairds, assassinated Beaton soon after and seized St. Andrews Castle, which they held for a year while under siege , before they were defeated with the help of French forces. The survivors, including chaplain John Knox , were condemned to be galley slaves, helping to create resentment of the French and martyrs for the Protestant cause. [28]

Beside these posts was a system of church courts of kirk sessions and presbyteries , which dealt with discipline and administration. Some local sessions had existed before 1560, moderators emerged in 1563, but the presbytery not until 1580. By the 1590s Scotland was organized into about fifty presbyteries with about twenty ministers in each. Above them stood a dozen or so synods and at the apex the general assembly. [58] The system of kirk sessions gave considerable power within the new kirk to local lairds, who were able to take on the dignity and authority of an elder . [59]


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