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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

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 Mystery of Swine Knowe: The Nitty Gritty of #History #Scotland

The Sanquhar Declaration of 1680 was the explosive moment at which a new radical and militant presbyterian movement was born. Composed by Richard Cameron, it was proclaimed by an armed band at Sanquhar’s mercat cross on 22 June. It was an unwelcome...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Aug 2016

The ‘Meeting of General Dalziel and Captain Paton of Meadowhead’ #History #Scotland #Poetry

  In 1684, two veterans of the seventeenth-century European and British wars meet at the edge of Edinburgh. One is the commander of the army hunting the Covenanters, General Tam Dalyell of the Binns. The other, Captain John Paton of Meadowhead, a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jul 2016

The Pentland Rising and the Killing of David Finlay at Newmilns in 1666 #History

At the beginning of his spiritual autobiography, James Nisbet recalls how his father, John Nisbet of Hardhill, took part in the Pentland Rising and what impact that had on his mother, Margaret Law, at their home near Newmilns in Ayrshire. ‘I was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Oct 2015

The Killing Times of 1685: Ridpath’s List of Covenanters Executed in the Fields

The 500th post… In 1693, George Ridpath, one of the first Scottish journalists, published a list of Covenanters who had been summarily executed in the fields. Ridpath’s list was copied from the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Sep 2015

The Execution of William Harvie in Lanark in 1682

For the 400th post… On Friday 13 June, 1679, William Harvie was the drummer at the proclamation of the Hamilton Declaration. Nearly three years later, he paid for his treason of usurping the theatre of royal proclamations with his life… Or,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Nov 2014

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

The Interrogation of John Potter for Treason in 1680

On 17 November, 1680, one of the Society people, John Potter of Uphall parish in Linlithgowshire, was interrogated by a committee of the privy council… ‘John Potter, late Servant to the Lord Cardrose, being examined whether or not he owns and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Dec 2012

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