Wednesday, 10 June 2009

National Covenant sells for £32,137

A copy of the National Coventant, dating from 1638, one of only 12 in existence, has sold at auction for £32,137. The document, a copy from Renfrewshire signed by more than 100 Covenanters, includes the 1581 Scottish Confession of Faith and the Acts of the Scottish Parliament establishing Calvinism in the country. It was sold at the Lyon and Turnbull auction, and had been expected to raise about £6000. The new owner is based in the United States of America.

An image of the document, and further information, can be viewed at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8093842.stm .

Chris

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