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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

Alexander Hume Hanged at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross in 1682 #History #Scotland

Under 29 December, 1682: ‘Alex[ande]r Home portiouner of Home hanged at the [mercat] cross of Edr for treason & rebellion’ (Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, VIII, 142.) The Gallows Speech of Alexander Hume, Executed at Edinburgh’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Dec 2017

A Republican Martyr Executed in Edinburgh in 1685 #History #Scotland

After the republican Richard Rumbold was hanged in Edinburgh, an account of his death appeared in print which contained the line that “none comes into the world with a saddle on his back, neither any booted and spurred to ride him”. A century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2017

Testimony of John Potter Executed at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross 1 December, 1680 #History #Scotland

The Testimony of John Potter, a Farmer, who lived in the parish of Uphall in Linlithgowshire, and suffered at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh, December 1, 1680. ‘All you spectators and auditors, I desire your attention to a few words, and I shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Dec 2017

The Great Fire in Edinburgh of 1676

‘January 13, 1676, there was a great fire in Edinburgh; it began at the heid of the Kirk Hoich, in a stationer’s shop, he loutting down with a candle among louse papers, fyred them so as he could not quench it, and burnt all that syd as ye...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Aug 2015

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