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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

Going underground: Dark Dundee city vaults tour will offer glimpse into 17th Century life.

MORE INFORMATION HERE: https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/dundee/700007/going-underground-dark-dundee-city-vaults-tour-will-offer-glimpse-into-17th-century-life/
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Aug 2018

Encomium for a Female Glassblower

Woman lampworking glass(Attribution Unknown)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 writer and his...
From: Conciatore on 25 Jul 2018

Mad Dogs and the Galloping Fever in Glasgow in 1712 #History #Scotland

In 1712, the Reverend Robert Wodrow hanged his dog: ‘The week before [c.17 September, 1712], and the beginning of this [“greatest land flood”], before I went east, the doggs turned many of them mad. I hanged mine, and soe did severall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jul 2018

The Assassin Andrew Gullane is Executed in Edinburgh, 1683 #History #Scotland

One of the assassins of Archbishop Sharp was discovered in hiding near Edinburgh and executed. On 14 June, 1683, he was warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth: ‘You are upon sight heirof to receive the body of Andrew gullian ane of the murthers of the late...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2018

John Welsh’s Secret Meeting in Edinburgh in 1679 #History #Scotland

Alexander Hamilton of Kinkell was a intimate of John Welsh, the former minister of Irongray who was one of the main leaders of Presbyterian Rising in 1679. Kinkell was imprisoned between July, 1679, and the end of February, 1680, on suspicion of his role...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jun 2018

The monster of Kirkthorp

Stories of monstrous birth were popular in early modern England. Lots of historians have analysed the materials produced about these children and shown that the meanings attached to them changed over time. In the sixteenth century people interpreted them...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 16 May 2018

The Covenanter David McMillan is Imprisoned before Execution #History #Scotland

On 4 May, 1683: ‘David Mackmillan wairdit by order off ye Lords of Justiciarie and warded [into Edinburgh Tolbooth] under sentance of death for rebellion & Treason’. (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 151.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2018

Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

The Covenanter Paton of Meadowhead Enters Edinburgh Tolbooth #History #Scotland

Under 14 April, 1684: ‘Captain John Patoun [of Meadowhead] wairdit by order of ye Lords of his Maties Justiciarie’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, IX, 133.)
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Apr 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

Edinburgh and the Jacobites

Culloden Battlefield, located a few miles outside of Inverness, the “capital of the Highlands”, is probably the place that people associate most with Charles Edward Stuart and the Jacobites. Before the Battle of Culloden in 1746, the Jacobites...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 7 Apr 2018

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