Covenanters' Banner, around 1679

This banner is believed to have been made to be carried by John Main, the Laird of Ballochney at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge where an army of Covenanters were defeated by government troops. Main escaped the battle and the banner was kept in his family.

Museum reference:
NLC-1998-1414
Date:
1679
On display:
Local Studies
Associated with:
1679 · East Munkland Covenanters · Main family · Ballochney, Scotland
Bothwell, Scotland · Battle of Bothwell Bridge,
Dimensions:
height: 1670mm
width: 1400mm
depth: 65 mm
Materials:
silk
Inscriptions:
Nemo me impune lac East Munkland for Church and State according to the Word of God and our Covenants
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