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Alexander Henderson and Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyle, c 1914

 Item — Box: Box A
Identifier: Coll-1167/B/9/4

Scope and Contents

Two engravings on mount. 1. A portrait of Alexander Henderson, 1583-1646. Henderons was one of the principal members of the committee which drew up the National Covenant (1638) which marks the beginning of the democratic form of government of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. 2. A portrait of Archibald Campbell Marquis of Argyle (1598-1661) created from an original portrait in the collection of His Grace the Duke of Argyll at Inveraray. Campbell was a statesman and adviser to King Charles I and a privy councillor, 1626-1637. He supported the Covenanters in their opposition to the King’s policies regarding the National Church. It is thought this was for political rather religious reasons. Later he showed support for Cromwell until the execution of the King, but failed to give full support to Charles II. After the Restoration he was executed in Edinburgh in 1661.

Dates

  • c 1914

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

French

Hebrew

Latin

Dutch

Flemish

Extent

1 engraving ; 16.3 x 9.9 cms

Stock Check (2016-2020)

Located

Previous reference

A2.58

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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