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Five Covenanters Escape From the Canongate Tolbooth in late 1685 #History #Edinburgh #Scotland

On 24 November, 1685, five Covenanters broke out of the Canongate Tolbooth in Edinburgh. Their stories link to intriguing events, including an attack on a castle, about which little is known… Lauder of Fountainhall recorded their escape under 24...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2019

The Battle of Drumclog: “Torfoot’s Account” #History #Scotland #Literature

The following is said to have been written ‘by laird of Torfoot’, who allegedly fought at the Battle of Drumclog in 1679. However, it is obviously a work of fiction, rather than a work history. Yet, somehow, in the nineteenth century, presbyterian...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Feb 2017

Prophet Peden, Roasted Sheep and Burning Pews in 1685

Under 1685, the historian, Robert Wodrow, records a curious incident: ‘John Wallace of Knockybae, in the parish of New Glenluce, was seized this year for refusing the abjuration [oath, the renounced the Societies’ war against their persecutors]....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jun 2015

Rediscovered for History: The De’il’s Well and Ghaist Hall near Glenluce

Congratulations to David Baird for finding and photographing the De’il’s Well, which is probably the traditional site where the Glenluce Devil is alleged to have threatened to cast in a weaver’s daughter called Janet Campbell in 1655. Campbell’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Mar 2015

The Devil of Glenluce: Satan’s Invisible World Discovered

In 1655 to 1656, the Glenluce Devil is alleged to have terrorised the household of Gilbert Campbell, a Galloway weaver… Did the Devil lead them all in a merry dance? Was it caused by spiralling hysteria? Or did the Campbell children lie behind the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Feb 2015

Dark Tales: Alexander Peden in New Luce parish in 1685

On his way to a fast-day field preaching in Glenluce parish in 1685, Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden passed Drumphail in Wigtownshire… Drumphail Burn © Andy Farrington and licensed for reuse. ‘Some Time after he came last from Ireland,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Jan 2015

A Little Light on the Barrhill Martyrs

The OS name book adds a further layer of detail about the Barrhill martyrs, John Murchie and Daniel McIlwraith, who were shot in the summer of 1685. The Covenanters’ Grave at Barrhill © Mary and Angus Hogg and licensed for reuse. In later traditional...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Nov 2014

Discovered: Alexander Peden’s Preaching at Nick of the Liberty

The discovery of a new site connected with the Covenanting preacher, Alexander Peden, is a rare thing, but buried in the mid nineteenth-century OS name books is a mention of a very remote Peden field preaching site… Nick of the Liberty According...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Nov 2014

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

The Lord’s Trumpet Sounding an Alarm Against Scotland by Warning of a Bloody Sword in 1682

Sermons are a neglected part of Scotland’s political history, but if you want to understand the Covenanters of the 1680s, there is no better place to start than with Alexander Peden’s two plain-speaking sermons preached in Glenluce parish in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jul 2014

When Argyll was Broken: Peden in Wigtownshire. June, 1685

The Argyll Stone © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse. In the summer of 1685 and just as the Argyll Rising was about to collpase, Alexander Peden was in Wigtownshire… ‘38. After this, two Days before [the earl of] Argyle was broken and taken...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jun 2014

Who Shot William Graham? Claverhouse, the Killing Times and Crossmichael parish

The killing of William Graham is a puzzling and complex case that has divided historical opinion for centuries. According to some early sources he was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse, or his troop, in 1682. Another source claims that Claverhouse was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2014