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Thomas Archer in the Argyll Rising of 1685 #History #Scotland

In 1685, the minister Thomas Archer had been sent as an agent for the Earl of Argyll to Ireland. During the Argyll Rising, he and a few recruits joined it at Rothesay on Bute: ‘Mr. Thomas Archer, who was sent from Holland to advertise our friends...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Nov 2017

The Covenanters’ Revenge in Galston #History #Scotland

In December, 1688, a party of armed Covenanters ejected the ministers of several parishes in Ayrshire. At Galston, they seized the minister Robert Simpson, took him to the churchyard and tore his cloak. However, then they went a step further, as they...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Sep 2017

The Battle of Muirdykes, 1685: Erskine of Carnock’s Version #History #Scotland

On 28 June, 1685, while he was in hiding at Gribloch, John Erskine of Carnock heard from a participant in the Battle of Muirdykes, which was fought on Thursday 18 June: ‘I met with James Bruce, who gave me an account of the parting of Sir John Cochran,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jun 2017

A Different Perspective on The Killing Times of the 1680s #History #Scotland

A different way of analysing the Killing Times of the 1680s is to look at when the deaths of Covenanters appeared in Presbyterian sources. This way of looking at the Killing Times abandons the traditional method of listing of the dead by when they died....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 May 2017

Burial Patterns of the Killing Times, 1682 to 1688 #History #Scotland

Of the 93 known “field” deaths between 1682 and 1688: 52 (or 56%) of the ninety-three are buried in a graveyard. Of the fifty-two, 40 (or 43%) were buried in the graveyard of the parish that they died in. Of the forty, 32 (or 34%) were buried...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Apr 2017

The Execution of Lady Anne Lisle

I have visited Winchester several times. It is a beautiful and historic city with much to see for the history lover, including the grand and imposing Winchester Cathedral, where Mary I married Philip of Spain in 1554. However, I did not know that on 2...
From: Conor Byrne on 16 Mar 2017

The Home of an Executed Covenanter at Sundaywell #History #Scotland

The tower at Sundaywell was the home of James Kirko, a Covenanter who was summarily executed at the sands of Dumfries in 1685. According to the mid nineteenth-century OS name book for Dunscore parish: ‘This place was formerly a stronghold, &...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2017

Traditions of the ‘Galloway Flail’: A Covenanter’s weapon? #History #Scotland

The use of farm tools as weapons has a very long history, but one of the stranger traditional tales of the Killing Times is the use of the “Galloway Flail”, said to have been created by a blacksmith … Take left fork to Craigeller According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Jan 2017

Shootings & Summary Executions in the Killing Times #History #Scotland

The “Martyrs of Tradition”, for which there is no historical evidence, have not been included in the above list. For a PDF version of this list, see here. Return to Homepage Text © Copyright Dr Mark Jardine. All Rights Reserved. Please...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Jan 2017

On The Trail of Claverhouse: The Killing of Matthew MacIlwraith in 1685 #History #Scotland

Matthew MacIlwraith’s death is one of the most difficult events of the Killing Times to place in a chronological context. He was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse’s troops in Colmonell parish in Carrick at some point in 1685, but no specific...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2016

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