King Charles introduced the Book of Common Prayer which had been amended by the Scottish bishops in 1637. Jenny Geddes was said to have thrown a cutty-stool when the book was used in St Giles during the service, to show that she was not happy with the alteration. Her action led to rioting and unrest among the common people who agreed with her. A document called the National Covenant was drawn up the following year. Copies of the document were sent out for the people of Scotland to sign. So far a copy bearing the name of Jenny Geddes has not been found.

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