‘History of the Kirk of Scotland after the Reformation’, covering the period from the Parliament of August 1560, to that of June 1633, in a seventeenth-century hand. Edit




  • 17th century-18th century. (Creation)


  • 195 Leaves (Whole)



  • Conditions Governing Access

    Normal access conditions apply.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Normal reproduction conditions apply, subject to any copyright restrictions.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Bought, 1949.

  • Custodial History

    The manuscript was bought by the National Library of Scotland with the aid of the Reid Fund.

  • Arrangement

    ii + 193 folios.

  • Scope and Contents

    A note in an eighteenth-century hand (folio 1) suggests this is a manuscript copy of David Calderwood, ‘The true history of the Church of Scotland’, 1678; but, although there are striking textual similarities at various places, the text is by no means the same, and begins and ends at later dates. As many of the documents quoted in full by Calderwood are omitted, this may be an abridgement and continuation of Calderwood's work.

  • Bibliography

    Calderwood, David. ‘The true history of the Church of Scotland’ ([no publisher, Holland?], 1678).