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“The Fellow” Captured near Galston in 1685 #History #Scotland

“The fellow” is a real mystery of the Killing Times of 1685. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he be the martyr known as James Smith? What we know about “the fellow” was that he was held prisoner by John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2018

The Radical Women of the Cotmuir Folk near Edinburgh in 1710 #History #Scotland

The Cotmuir Folk, aka. The Folk, were a small and extremely radical sect that had emerged out of the United Societies after the Revolution of 1689-1690. What marked the Cotmuir Folk out was that women were influential in them. The were based at Cotmuir...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2017

Making History: Can You Find Lost Historical Sites in #Scotland? #History

Can you find lost historical sites connected with the famous Covenanter Alexander Peden? This is a chance for you to make Scottish History by finding and photographing them. Many of the lost sites, below, may, or may not, still exist. That is the mystery...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 May 2017

The Big Oak of Earlstoun, the Old Chapel and the Five Prophets #History #Scotland

After Alexander Shields escaped from prison, he and James Renwick met and preached together at Earlstoun Wood, beside Earlstoun Castle, in December 1686. Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill also knew Earlstoun and possibly preached there in 1680. Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2016

Prophet Peden’s Appearance in ‘Silver Sand’ #History #Literature #Scotland

The following tale is from S. R. Crockett’s novel Silver Sand: A Romance of Old Galloway (1914). It tells the story of the field preacher Alexander Peden’s encounter with John Faa, the gypsy hero of the title, during the Killing Times. Silver...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2016

Prophet Peden and ‘Mad Sir Uchtred of the hills’ #History #Literature #Scotland

The following story is from S. R. Crockett’s ‘Mad Sir Uchtred of the hills’ (1894), a Gothic novel set in Restoration-era Galloway. A long passage in chapter four tells a tale about a minister called ‘Alexander Renfield’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Nov 2016

Swords of the Covenanters: Alexander Peden’s Sword #History #Scotland

Peden relics in the NMS The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh displays the weapons of the field preacher, Alexander Peden. One appears to be the fragment of a blade in the background. The other, at the front, appears to be a plug bayonet, which...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Oct 2016

Peden ‘The Prophet of the Covenants’ Grave #History #Poetry #Scotland

A poem on the grave of Alexander Peden by Adam Brown Todd (1822-1915), a journalist, author and poet who lived in Cumnock and also wrote Homes, Haunts and Battlefields of the Covenanters (1886) and Covenanting Pilgrimages and Studies (1911): Peden ‘The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Oct 2016

Prophet Peden’s Kinfolk #History #Scotland

When the wanted Covenanter, Alexander Peden, died at ‘the Dikes’ in Sorn parish in January, 1686, he was protected by his kin. The names of two Pedens appear to be associated with his hiding place, a fugitive named Alexander Peden and a former...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Sep 2016

Peden’s Prophecies in The Ravished Maid in the Wilderness (1708) #History #Scotland

The Cotmuir Folk published what they alleged were four prophecies of Alexander Peden in their pamphlet, The Ravished Maid in the Wilderness, Or, A True Account of the Raise, Causes, and Continuuance of the Deference between A Suffering Party of Presbyterians,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 May 2016

‘Peden’s Shroud’ and Peden’s Tree in Auchinleck #History #Trees #Scotland

The traditional story of Alexander Peden’s shroud is found in a poem by the Reverend James Dodds. When Peden’s body was exhumed in Auchinleck graveyard, the shroud is said to have been blown by the wind up on to the branch of a nearby plane...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Mar 2016

‘Renwick’s Visit to the Death Bed of Peden’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

The meeting between James Renwick and Alexander Peden when he was near death at some point in either late 1685, or January, 1686, was reported by Patrick Walker in his life of Peden. In the nineteenth century, the Reverend James Dodds made the encounter...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2016

Lays of the Covenanters: ‘Renwick in the Cottage of John Brown of Priesthill’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

The following poem by Reverend James Dodds of Dunbar (1813–1874) appeared in a collection of his works, Lays of the Covenanters, published in 1880. The poem is set at the home of John Brown (d.1685) at Priesthill, a farm in Muirkirk parish, Ayrshire....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2016

Fear of the French: Alexander Peden’s Sermon at Coilsholm Wood: #History #Scotland

According to John Ker of Kersland, Alexander “Prophet” Peden (d.1686) foretold that a ‘mighty alteration’ and apocalyptic sourging at the hands of foreigners would happen in Scotland and England. ‘The next I shall trouble...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2015

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