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Lays of the Covenanters: ‘Renwick in the Cottage of John Brown of Priesthill’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

The following poem by Reverend James Dodds of Dunbar (1813–1874) appeared in a collection of his works, Lays of the Covenanters, published in 1880. The poem is set at the home of John Brown (d.1685) at Priesthill, a farm in Muirkirk parish, Ayrshire....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2016

Alexander Peden’s Vision of the Killing of John Brown in Priesthill in 1685

According to Patrick Walker, Alexander Peden was ten or so miles from Priesthill when John Brown was summarily executed when he had a vision: ‘This Murder [of John Brown at Priesthill] was committed betwixt Six and Seven in the Morning [of 1 May, 1685];...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Apr 2014

Alexander Peden: Prophecy, Ploughmen and Preaching in 1682

Alexander Peden’s activities in Scotland in 1682 tell us a lot about his relations with the Society people when they were formed. ‘15. In the Year 1682, he was in Kyle [in Ayrshire], and preaching upon that Text, The Plowers plowed upon my Back,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Apr 2014

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