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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 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

An Orkney Diarist on Infamous Shipwrecks #History #Scotland

The Diary of Thomas Brown in Kirkwall provides a glimpse into how the Presbyterian struggle of the 1680s was viewed at the opposite end of the nation. Brown’s diary mainly records marriages and deaths in Orkney, sometimes hangings, mainly for sheep...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2016

A Notorious Spreader of False News Banished to Jamaica in 1685 #History #Scotland

On 12 August, 1685, eight prisoners, including Edward Stit who was tried for the treason of spreading the false news that the Duke of Monmouth had been proclaimed king, were sent back to a ship in Leith Roads for banishment to Jamaica. Seventeenth-Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Nov 2016

Mr Thomas Archer Executed in Edinburgh, 1685 #History #Scotland

The minister Thomas Archer had been badly wounded at the Battle of Muirdykes on 18 June, 1685. Left in a nearby herd’s house, he was captured. By 15 August he was barely well enough to face being hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. Archer had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Nov 2016

A Witness to the Execution of Richard ‘Hannibal’ Rumbold in 1685 #History #Scotland

William Maxwell of Cardoness recorded the brutal execution of one of Argyll’s men, Richard ‘Hannibal’ Rumbold, a Cromwellian veteran and renowned plotter against Charles II, in Edinburgh. Under 26 June, 1685, he notes: ‘But I must...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jan 2016

The Capture of the Earl of Argyll near Renfrew in 1685 #History #Scotland

18 June, 1685, the Argyll Rising ends with the earl allegedly captured by a drunken weaver… Lord Fountainhall records: ‘As to the singular and providentiall way of [the earl of] Argile’s taking, it was this: seing ther affairs marred,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Dec 2015

Prophet Peden and the Pocket Watches: ‘The Earl is this Minute Fallen’ #History #Scotland

In mid June, 1685, as the Argyll Rising crumbled around Glasgow, a group of Covenanters came out in support of him in Galloway. Unfortunately for them, as they drew together for the rebellion, the earl of Argyll was captured just as his forces won a small...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Nov 2015

Flight Through the Heather: Brysson Among the Society people in 1685 #History #Scotland

After a rebellion fails, comes flight. On the evening of Saturday 20 June, after George Brysson had his lamentable parting with his comrades from the Battle of Muirdykes, he set off with a small party of companions in search of safety. If they were captured...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Nov 2015

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