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Rebellion & Enlightenment

The Covenanting Wars 'The Killing Time'

John Brown's Milkbowl

Period:
17th Century
Description:
This milkbowl belonged to the Covenanter John Brown. The hole and crack it bears were made by a musket ball shot at Brown by Claverhouse and his men.  Brown was executed after dragoons discovered a cellar near his house containing treasonable papers, weapons and a hiding space large enough to accomodate several men.
Materials/Media:
wood
Source:
The Baird Institute
Accession number:
CUMDM:D/267
Digital Number:
EAFD003n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council