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Covenanters Kill Captain Urquhart at Caldons in January, 1685 #History #Scotland

In a description of Minnigaff parish written by Andrew Heron of Bargaly (at some point between 1699 and his death in c.1728) he describes Covenanters attacking Colonel James Douglas and Captain Urquhart (or Orchar as he calls him) in January, 1685: ‘And...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Aug 2019

Viscount Dundee

The first Viscount Dundee was one of the strongest supporters of the Jacobite cause in its beginning. His raising of the Standard was a mark of the start of the First Jacobite Rising in 1689, and his death at the otherwise victorious Battle of Killiecrankie...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 26 Oct 2018

‘Under the Highest Peril’: The Rabbling of Ayrshire in 1689 #History #Scotland

On Christmas Day, 1688, armed Covenanters began a campaign of rabblings in Ayrshire designed to terrify ministers and their wives out of their churches, houses and parishes. Ninety armed Covenanters rabbled the ministers at Cumnock, Mauchline and Galston....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Aug 2017

The Battle of Dunkeld of 1689 in Crockett’s Lochinvar #History #Literature #Scotland

The novel Lochinvar (1897) by S. R. Crockett contains a description of the Battle of Dunkeld fought between the Cameronian Regiment, made up of the Society people, and the Jacobites, many of them Highlanders. The excerpt, below, mentions role of Henry...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Nov 2016

The Battle of Killiecrankie

In 1689 the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought between Jacobites, led by Viscount Dundee, and Government troops, led by General Hugh MacKay. The battle was part of the first Jacobite Uprising that took place after King James VII & II was deposed...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 22 Jul 2016

A Field in Scotland: The Covenants Renewed at Borland-hill in 1689 #History #Scotland

  The renewal of the Covenants at ‘Borland-hill’ on 3 March, 1689, was an important moment for the Society people in the wake of the Revolution. However, their plan to conduct renewals across the Societies’ heartlands was not carried...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 May 2016

First General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1693 #History #Scotland

In 1995, a set of manuscript minutes from the general meetings of the post-Revolution Society people were discovered in the roof space of the manse in Penpont parish in Nithsdale. They offer a unique glimpse into who the Society people were between 1693...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2016

The Great Snowball Tumult at Glasgow Cathedral in 1689 #History #Scotland

On a snowy morning soon after the Revolution, forty women gathered in the main door of Glasgow Cathedral. They were about to provoke a riot… Sunday the 17 February, 1689, was the day that some of Glasgow’s burgh elite and citizens chose to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2016

The Battle of Dunkeld, 1689: Blackadder’s Letter #History #Scotland

The exact copy of a Letter written and sent by Lieutenant John Blackader, in E[arl]. of Angus his Regiment, [to his brother, William] about two hours after the Ingagement. A later portait of the then Lieutenant-Colonel John Blackadder ‘Dunkell,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Dec 2015

Regiment Brandenburg in London

Het doorpluizen van archieven wordt steeds makkelijker. Nu was de London Gazette al een tijdje on-line te raadplegen, maar toen ik bij het herlezen van Sapherson en Hall op wat vreemde dingen stuitte toch maar eens de bron zelf bekeken.Beginnen we bij...
From: Anno Domini 1672 on 19 May 2014

On This Day... Death of John V of Portugal

John V (Lisbon, 22nd October 1689 – 31st July 1750)João Francisco António José Bento Bernardo, affectionately known as, "The Magnanimous"By Pompeo BatoniWe have spent a fair few days on the continent of late with stories of revolutionary France and...

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