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The Confusion over the Covenanters Hanged in the Grassmarket on 12 August, 1685 #History #Scotland

For centuries, there has been some confusion over which Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket on 12 August, 1685. Was it three or was it four? What where their names? Histories have disagreed on the details, but it is those details...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Nov 2016

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

The Covenanters in Glasgow and Paisley After Donald Cargill

The execution of Donald Cargill in 1681 did not bring to an end the Covenanters struggle, as a series of minor incidents around Glasgow and Paisley involving the Society people highlight that they had taken a new direction… The incidents were recorded...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Oct 2012