Covenanters Preaching. [&] Covenanter's Wedding.
Pair of very fine coloured lithographs. Sheet 280 x 229mm. 11 x 11¾". Cut and laid on separate album pages.
The Covenanters were a Scottish Presbyterian movement that played an important part in the history of Scotland, opposing the reintroduction of episcopacy by Charles II. Facing persecution they started holding 'conventicles', outdoor meetings and services, far from snooping government officials. Despite the romance in these prints, these meetings were dangerous: Covenanters were often shot on sight, or captured to be hanged or staked out in the Solway Firth to drown.
[Ref: 24141] £150.00