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TITLE
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_159_240
DATE OF IMAGE
1875
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
30930
KEYWORDS
Mackenzie
governments
Covenanters
advocates
libraries
National Library of Scotland
Sir George Mackenzie
Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh

Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636-1691) was born in Dundee and educated in St Andrews, Aberdeen and Bourges. He was elected an MP in 1669 and became Lord Advocate in 1677.

While Dean of the Faculty of Advocates he established the Advocates' Library. In 1925, the Advocates' Library gave its collection of non-legal books and manuscripts to the nation and the National Library of Scotland was founded.

Sir George is best remembered for his ruthless persecution of Covenanters in the name of Charles II. His ruthlessness earned him the name 'Bloody Mackenzie'.

This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie

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Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh

1870s

Mackenzie; governments; Covenanters; advocates; libraries; National Library of Scotland; Sir George Mackenzie

Highland Libraries

Fraser Mackintosh Collection (illustrations)

Sir George Mackenzie of Rosehaugh (1636-1691) was born in Dundee and educated in St Andrews, Aberdeen and Bourges. He was elected an MP in 1669 and became Lord Advocate in 1677. <br /> <br /> While Dean of the Faculty of Advocates he established the Advocates' Library. In 1925, the Advocates' Library gave its collection of non-legal books and manuscripts to the nation and the National Library of Scotland was founded. <br /> <br /> Sir George is best remembered for his ruthless persecution of Covenanters in the name of Charles II. His ruthlessness earned him the name 'Bloody Mackenzie'. <br /> <br /> This illustration was taken from 'A History of the Scottish Highlands, Highland Clans and Highland Regiments vol. 2' ed. by John S. Keltie