The stunning Glasgow Cathedral!
After the National Covenant was signed in February 1638, the first free General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 36 years was held in Glasgow Cathedral in November with Alexander Henderson as moderator.
The Assembly began a complete reformation of the church. It declared the “popish” Five Articles of Perth, the Book of Canons, the Book of Common Prayer and Episcopalianism itself unlawful.
The King’s representative the Marquis of Hamilton arrived and declared the Assembly unlawful because the King never gave it permission to sit.
Henderson responded: “In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Head and Monarch of this Church we cannot dissolve this Assembly.”
Hamilton left in tears!