David Octavius Hill & Robert Adamson

Rev. Thomas Chalmers, 1780 - 1847. Preacher and social reformer [f]

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A great preacher and social reformer, Thomas Chalmers was leader of the Evangelical Party at the Disruption. During the Disruption 70 Church of Scotland ministers resigned their livings and broke away to form the Free Church of Scotland. He later became Moderator of the Free Church and Principal of New College at the University of Edinburgh. He was described by Thomas Carlyle as 'a man of much natural dignity, ingenuity, honesty and kind affection, a man capable of impetuous activity and blazing audacity'.

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David Octavius Hill

David Octavius Hill