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Reading Rebel Voices

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The Rebel Army: Bothwell Bridge, 22 June 1679

22 June 2021

I couldn’t let 22 June– the anniversary of the Battle of Bothwell Bridge – slip by without a project update and a sneak peek at my findings so far. Given that this Reading Rebel...

Student Workshop

26 February 2021

I AM REALLY EXCITED to offer a student workshop as part of the Reading Rebel Voices project, which is open to all University of Glasgow students studying MSc History, Scottish History,...

William Maxwell’s Wife

19 October 2020

ON 28 JUNE 1679, WILLIAM MAXWELL was quizzed by members of the Scottish Privy Council about his role in a recent uprising. Maxwell, a carrier from Kirkcudbright, Galloway, was one of...

Project Update

19 October 2020

LIKE MOST OTHER THINGS, work on this project is being somewhat delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Although I do have some source images to work from, with the National Records of Scotland’s...