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Mrs Johnston, 18th Century Fancy Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 8 Nov 2019

Five Covenanters Hanged at the Gallowlee near Edinburgh, 10 October, 1681 #History #Scotland

All other historical sources state the execution of five Covenanters took place on 10 October, 1681, however, the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth places their hanging at the Gallowlee between Edinburgh and Leith on 17 October. The latter date is probably...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Oct 2019

Major Johnston of Edinburgh’s Town Guard takes Prisoners to the Bass Rock #History #Scotland

‘August 16th 1681 I Robert Johnstoun major to ye good toune of Ed[inbu]r[gh] grant me to have receaved fra ye hands of Mr John vans goodman of ye tolbooth of Edr the persones of John Spreull & W[illia]m Lin prisoners within ye s[ai]d Tolbooth...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Aug 2019

Donald Cargill Imprisoned in Edinburgh Tolbooth, July 1681 #History #Scotland

On 26 July, 1681, after over a year hunting the leaders of the militant Covenanters behind many treasonable documents and seditious field preachings, the King’s army finally brought them in as prisoners to Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘July 26th 1681...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Jul 2019

Two Fife Fanatics Executed on 13 July, 1681 #History #Scotland

Andrew Pitilloch was warded in Edinburgh Tolbooth on 7 July, 1681. On 13 July, he was executed with Laurence Hay, another Fife man. As the following entry in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth confirms, Adam Philip was not executed with them: ‘Andro...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2019

Sweet Singers Liberated from Edinburgh Tolbooth in 1681 #History #Scotland

On the same day that they were warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth for trial, two former Sweet Singers were liberated. They were presumably captured at Wolf Hole Craigs in mid May, 1681, and held in Edinburgh’s Correction House with the other Sweet Singer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jun 2019

Suspected Traitor Robert Hamilton in Broxburn is Liberated in 1681 #History #Scotland

Robert Hamilton in Broxburn was tortured in the boots as one of those suspected of involvement in a gunpowder plot in late 1680. Under 28 April, 1681: ‘Att Edr the 8 day of Apryll 1681 Annent a petition presented be Robert Hamiltone prisouner in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jun 2019

The First Duke of Edinburgh

In 1726, a new title was created in the peerage, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the recipient was Prince Frederick Louis, George I’s grandson. The new duke was second in the line of succession to the throne behind his father, George Augustus who was,...
From: All Things Georgian on 10 Jun 2019

Encomium to a Female Glassblower

Woman flameworking glass(Attribution Unknown, late 19th cent.)In 1743, Britain was ruled by George II, although the Jacobites in Scotland were plotting to install Bonnie Prince Charlie to the throne. That year, Samuel Johnson was a 33 year old struggling...
From: Conciatore on 4 Mar 2019

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

A Serial Killer on the island of Jamaica, 1773

Their Sentence, Pride and Malice I defy Despise their power, and like a Roman die. We were busy researching something completely different about Jamaica and stumbled across this story. Whilst we’re unable to add anything much to it we thought it...
From: All Things Georgian on 25 Sep 2018

The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

The Testimony of Thomas Stoddart Executed in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket on 12 August, 1685 #History #Scotland

Thomas Stoddart was executed in the Grassmarket on 12 August, 1685. Matthew Bryce, David Law and Gavin Russell were hanged alongside him. ‘Men, Brethren, And Fathers, Hearken,—I being to take my farewell of the world, I leave this my dying...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Aug 2018

Scottish Grifters Con the Rich Out of Money in 1720s Edinburgh #History #Scotland

Long before films like The Grifters or The Cincinnati Kid, a group of Scottish card sharps stole from the Rich. Or did they just understand the mathematics of probability, human psychology and the art of the con? What they did wasn’t illegal in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Aug 2018

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