The Scots Confession was written in 1560 by six leaders of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, coincidentally all named "John". The Confession was the first Book of Faith for the Protestant Scottish Church. The Six Johns were Knox, Spottiswoode, Willock, Row, Douglas and Winram. Although the Confession and its accompanying documents were truly the product of the joint effort of the six Johns, its authorship is customarily attributed to John Knox.