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The Pentland Rising of 1666: The Heads of the Executed in Edinburgh on 7 December #History #Scotland

What happened to the heads of the ten Covenanters executed in Edinburgh on 7 December is a curious story. All ten were beheaded for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666. Around 50 were killed in the Pentland Rising at the Battle of Rullion Green...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Dec 2018

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 McMillanites near Carfin and Glasgow #History #Scotland

From 1707, John MacMillan baptised the children of followers near Carfin and in parishes near Glasgow. These baptisms hint at where the Society people were present in earlier decades, as MacMillan was the first preacher they had had since 1690. His record...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Sep 2016

The Polmadie Martyrs: Major Balfour Shoots Three Covenanters Near Glasgow

On 11 May, 1685, Major Balfour and some horsemen entered the small weaving hamlet of Polmadie. Within an hour the dogs were licking up the blood of three slain men… The first record of their summary executions was by Alexander Shields in 1690:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Feb 2013