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National Covenant, 1638
The National Covenant was a protest against Charles I's religious policies. It includes the Negative Confession of 1581 which denounced popery, along with acts of parliament on the church, included to show the king's reforms were unconstitutional

HMS Barham
View of the shipping of the starboard 15 inch gun for Y turret on the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham berthed in the fitting-out basin at John Brown & Co., Clydebank, with the 150 tonne crane lowering it into place.

HMS Barham
View of the stern from the starboard side showing the framing in place of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Cartoon of postmen advertising war savings, 1939-1945
Advertisement of National Savings Committee for gift tokens and Christmas cards with saving stamps

RMS Queen Elizabeth
Photograph documenting the construction of the RMS Queen Elizabeth at John Brown ship yard, Clydebank.

LNER Gresley A4 Streamlined Pacific Class 4-6-2 Locomotive, BR No.60024 "Kingfisher"
LNER Gresley A4 Streamlined Pacific Class 4-6-2 locomotive, BR No.60024 "Kingfisher" hauling the 1.30pm express to Aberdeen passing Balornock.

HMS Barham
View from the scaffolding looking towards the bow of the framing and bulkheads of the Royal Navy Queen Elizabeth Class Battleship HMS Barham during the early stages of construction at John Brown & Co., Clydebank.

Solent at Wharf, Willemstad
Royal Mail steam packet ruise ship Solent in Willemstad harbour, Curacao.

Household account book of James V
Itemised account book of Royal household with marginalia (1534 to 1535).