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The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

Making History: The Missing Covenanter’s Stone near Coatbridge

Can you help rediscover a lost Covenanter’s Stone? A mystery could be solved… In 1892, J. H. Pagan gave a paper to the Bothwell Literary Association on the antiquities of Bothwell [parish]. He recorded a ‘Covenanter’s Stone … a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2013

The Polmadie Martyrs: Major Balfour Shoots Three Covenanters Near Glasgow

On 11 May, 1685, Major Balfour and some horsemen entered the small weaving hamlet of Polmadie. Within an hour the dogs were licking up the blood of three slain men… The first record of their summary executions was by Alexander Shields in 1690:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Feb 2013