The Drawn Sword

Engravings and Woodcuts from the MacBean Jacobite and Stuart Collections

This database provides access to the c.1,300 loose engravings and woodcuts that form part of the MacBean Collection.

The MacBean Stuart and Jacobite Collection is a resource of international importance. Some 3,500 books and 1,000 pamphlets cover every aspect of the Jacobite rebellions, the causes and effects, and the personalities, royal, national and local. Moreover, the Collection offers much promising background material for research into many aspects of the late-seventeenth or eighteenth centuries. Catalogue entries for the printed books can be found through the University Library Catalogue.

The collection was donated to Aberdeen University Library in 1919 by William M. MacBean. For further information see Mabel Allardyce, Aberdeen University Library MacBean Collection... (Aberdeen: AUP, 1949).

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Henry Sacheverell (1674 ?-1724); political preacher, impeached for sedition, 1710; DNB; addressing the court whilst on trial for preaching sermons favouring non-resistance, and condemning toleration and occasional conformity, Westminster Hall, 27 February 1710; (p) Cassell's Illustrated History of England Vol IV [p 265], Cassell, Petter & Galpin; [1865-74]; 21 x 15.6 cms.