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“As Arbitrary as the Grand Turke:” Religious Othering and the First American Revolution

This post is a part of our “Faith in Revolution” series, which explores the ways that religious ideologies and communities shaped the revolutionary era. Check out the entire series. By J.L. Tomlin Residents of Boston awoke to odd noises on...
From: Age of Revolutions on 14 Oct 2019

Finding Genres of Revolution in the Classroom

By Aaron R. Hanlon “Conceptual engineering” is the term philosophers use to categorize a sub-discipline concerned with refining and improving concepts like “knowledge,” “race,” or “health.” As a literary...
From: Age of Revolutions on 21 Jan 2019

The Magpie and the Dead Ensign in 1688 #History #Scotland

‘I have it from people that live near Bellou-path [i.e. Carbellow Path], that when the souldiers wer drauing near that path, where Mr David Houstoun was taken from them, within a very litle of it, knouing nothing of the rescouers, there came a pyet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Aug 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

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 Garment of the Whore of Babylon” Destroyed in Kilmarnock in 1688 #History #Scotland

After ninety armed Cameronian Covenanters had conducted rabblings of ministers at Cumnock, Mauchline and Galston, they turned west towards Kilmarnock. While the minister Robert Bell was walking to Riccarton, he had the bad luck to encounter them …...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Aug 2017

The Other Glorious Revolution: The Covenanters’ “Rabbling of the Curates” in 1688 #History Scotland

Not all revolutionaries want the same thing. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is no exception to that rule. On Christmas Day, 1688, amidst the chaos of the fall of James VII’s regime, armed Cameronian Covenanters launched a coordinated campaign of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Aug 2017

“Palladium of Liberty”: The Militia and the Right of Revolution in England and America

By Robert H. Churchill The debate over the Glorious Revolution’s legitimacy in England featured a question that provoked anxiety among seventeenth-century political theorists: would vesting a right of revolution in the people lead to continual turmoil...
From: Age of Revolutions on 18 Oct 2016

Bearing Arms in the Age of Revolutions

By Bryan A. Banks The Second Amendment to the US Constitution reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Guns, gun violence,...
From: Age of Revolutions on 17 Oct 2016

The Covenanter Killed at Tincorn Hill #History

Tincorn Hill appears under Sorn parish, Ayrshire, in the OS Name Book of the mid nineteenth century: ‘An eminent hill in the south side of Blood Moss rendered notorious from the fact of a man named George Wood being shot here south side of hill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Oct 2015

Groovy Historian Podcast on the Glorious Revolution

Groovy Historian recently invited me to do a podcast with him and we did so earlier today. This is a very short introduction to the Glorious Revolution, so please do not expect a highly detailed analysis! Whilst I am no great orator (in fact, I’m...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 21 Feb 2015

The First Blow of a Revolution: The Felling of Mauchline’s Gallows in 1688

Almost every revolution begins with an attack on the unpopular or hated symbols of the authority of the state. In Scotland, the felling of the gallows at Mauchline in Ayrshire probably signalled the beginning of the so-called ‘Glorious’ Revolution...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Sep 2014

A Rain of Blood in Scotland, October 1688.

A reign of blood ended with a rain of blood… It seems too neat that the downfall of James VII, the king in whose reign the Killing Times had taken place, would be preceded by a blood rain. However, that is, apparently, what happened, but that was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Sep 2014

The Death of Queen Mary II

This post is dedicated to Mary, a controversial, intelligent, beautiful, ill-fated, yet beloved Queen, died on this day the 28th of December, 1694. She was only thirty-two years old.   I say that she was controversial because her reign was, and still...
From: The Seventeenth Century Lady on 28 Dec 2013

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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