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Saint Andrews,

town (1991 pop. 11,302), Fife, E Scotland, on the North Sea. A summer resort, it is famous for its golf courses. It was the seat of an archbishop from 908 and the ecclesiastical capital of Scotland until the Reformation. St. Andrews Cathedral, the largest in Scotland, but now a ruin, was founded in 1160 and plundered by Protestants in 1559. At St. Andrews the Protestant reformers Patrick HamiltonHamilton, Patrick,
1504?–1528, Scottish Protestant martyr. While at St. Andrews, he was suspected of Lutheran sympathies. He fled (1527) to Germany, where, during his short stay, he met Luther and Melanchthon.
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 and George WishartWishart, George
, 1513?–1546, Scottish religious reformer, Protestant martyr. He was master of a grammar school in Montrose. In 1538 he fled Scotland to escape charges of heresy; he was in England for a short time, then on the Continent.
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 were burned. Protestants, among them John KnoxKnox, John,
1514?–1572, Scottish religious reformer, founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. Early Career as a Reformer

Little is recorded of his life before 1545. He probably attended St. Andrews Univ.
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, seized the bishop's palace (now also a ruin) in 1546 and held it for a year against siege by the French forces of Mary of Guise. The Univ. of St. Andrews, which dates from 1410, is the oldest in Scotland. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club is there.
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Saint Andrews

a city in E Scotland, in Fife on the North Sea: the oldest university in Scotland (1411); famous golf links. Pop.: 14 209 (2001)
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Carol earned a bachelor of music degree from Saint Andrews Presbyterian College in 1966 and a master of music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1968, with additional studies at the University of Illinois.
Saint Andrews recorded their seventh straight win - a 2-1 victory at Thurmaston Town who had taken an early lead through Richard Surtees.
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Questions remain about both the algal and the viral theories, says John Harwood of the University of Saint Andrews in Scotland.
The Glasgow Bible was published in May by Saint Andrews Press.
I wasn't living with my mother and father at this time; I was living with my aunt in Kingston [Jamaica] and going to Saint Andrews. This aunt also had a house in Saint Ann, where we used to stay on the weekends.
Kate Middleton had a change of heart regarding the school she would be attending after learning that Prince William would be studying at Saint Andrews.