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Traditions of Three Lesmahagow Martyrs Tested

Joseph Wilson is on the Carsgailoch Monument © agentmancuso and licensed for reuse. In 1864, an advocate, J. B. Greenshields, published his Annals of the Parish of Lesmahagow. His chapter on the Covenanters of Lesmahagow was based on a manuscript by...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Feb 2013

Henrietta Wentworth – The Woman Who Stole a Duke’s Heart

I’ve been researching Henrietta Wentworth in more depth since beginning my novella about her relationship with the Duke of Monmouth. I find her fascinating, though some of my peers seem quite happy to brush her off as “dull.” I don’t...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 25 Feb 2013

The Escape From the Devil’s Beef Tub

Above the Strait Step © Chris Heaton and licensed for reuse. According to traditions recorded in the nineteenth century, after John Hunter was killed above the Devil’s Beef Tub in 1685, his companion, ‘——-‘ Welsh, the ‘Babe of Tweedhopefoot’,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Feb 2013

Making History: The Mystery of the Moving Martyr’s Stone

Can you resolve the mystery of the Martyr’s Stone of John Hunter? Can you find it? Can it be photographed? The Martyr’s Stone marked the traditional location of the shooting of John Hunter by Colonel James Douglas in 1685. He is buried in Tweedsmuir...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Feb 2013

The Grave at Tinwald of John Corbet Banished to New Jersey in 1685

Tinwald Church © Kevin Rae and licensed for reuse. John Corbet was captured by a party of John Graham of Claverhouse’s Troop of Horse in late 1684. He was probably the ‘Jon Corbit’ held in Dunnottar Castle between May and August, 1685 . Banished...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Jan 2013

Alexander Carse and the Covenanters in a Glen Painting at Edinburgh University

The Scottish artist Alexander Carse painted Covenanters in a Glen in c.1800. To see the painting click here. It depicts a white-haired minister preaching to an armed conventicle beside a cave by a river. The scene is probably not as generic as it at first...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jan 2013

The Paisley Martyrs: James Algie and John Park executed 1685

Monument to Algie and Park in Woodside Cemetery © Lairich Rig and licensed for reuse. The case of James Algie and John Park, who were executed at Paisley on 3 February, 1685, is an example of the spin which Presbyterian sources deployed to obscure inconvenient...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2012

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