Cartoon, Modern Martyrs

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Cartoon, Modern Martyrs

This cartoon entitled 'Modern Martyrs' dates from around 1843. It was possibly drawn by an Edinburgh artist and caricaturist, Benjamin Crombie and is one of a series of cartoons on the disputes between the Church of Scotland and the government.

Contemporary Disruption cartoon entitled "Modern Martyrs"

The greatest in a succession of splits to affect the Church of Scotland came on 18 May 1843, when around 470 ministers walked out of the General Assembly over the question of who should appoint ministers and the respective rights of Church and State.

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Online ID: 000-100-067-704-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.1993.584
Date: Around 1843
c. 1843
Material: Paper
Dimensions: 484 mm H x 615 mm W
What: Cartoon
Event: Disruption of the Church of Scotland
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