Stained glass window depicting John Graham of Claverhouse

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Stained glass window depicting John Graham of Claverhouse, 1888

Provenance: Old Town House
Museum Number: 1974-748-10

Description: Known as 'Bonnie Dundee' or 'Bludie Dundee', depending on where one's sympathies lay, John Graham of Claverhouse was one of the most controversial figures in Scotland's history. He was a Jacobite martyr and an anti-covenanting villain. Appointed Constable of Dundee and then made Viscount Dundee by James VII, Claverhouse constantly clashed with Dundee Town Council under Provost Fletcher. Claverhouse was a fierce supporter of James VII. After James was deposed by William of Orange, Claverhouse led a Jacobite rebellion in Scotland. Although he defeated a pro-Orange army at Killicrankie, he was killed during the battle and the rebellion died with him

Stained glass window depicting John Graham of Claverhouse
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