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Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

‘The Wind of God’s Vengeance’ and ‘the Chaff’: Prophet Peden’s Carrick in 1685

Patrick Walker records a number of stories about Alexander Peden’s presence in Carrick in 1685, such as Peden being betrayed by an informer in Barr parish and hiding in the bounds of Carrick. At some point in that year, Peden also preached in a barn...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jun 2014