John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, 1626 - 1697. Lord High Chancellor of Scotland
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John Hay, 1st Marquess of Tweeddale, 1626 - 1697. Lord High Chancellor of Scotland about 1660 - 1665
  • Scottish Art
Tweeddale was a royalist Scottish peer who was also sympathetic to the Covenanting cause. As a result, his periods in office as a Scottish privy councillor, President of the Council and Commissioner of the Treasury, were interrupted by interludes when he was out of favour, and he was once imprisoned in Edinburgh Castle. He became Lord Chancellor of Scotland in 1692 but was dismissed for his support of the Darien Scheme (an attempt to establish a colony on the small strip of land between North and South America). He supported the Glorious Revolution in 1699 and six years later was created Marquess of Tweeddale by William III.

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Glorious Revolution

The overthrow of the Catholic king, James II, by the Protestant William of Orange in 1688. A Bill of Rights, limiting the powers of the monarch, and the Act of Settlement, banning Catholics from the British throne, followed. It is also known as the Bloodless Revolution.

Glorious Revolution

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  • Acc. No. PG 2225
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 126.30 x 103.50 cm (framed: 136.50 x 113.60 x 4.80 cm)
  • Credit Purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and the Pilgrim Trust 1974