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Letter of James Renwick in #Edinburgh to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden, 14 November 1683. #History #Scotland

On 14 November, 1683, James Renwick, who had recently returned to Scotland and begun field preaching, wrote to Robert Hamilton, in Leeuwarden. As ever in their private correspondence, Renwick was frank about the difficulties he perceived in the United...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Nov 2021

A Letter from James Renwick to the Honourable Society of Strangers at Leeuwarden, 13 November, 1683 #History #Scotland

On 13 November, 1683, James Renwick wrote to a small prayer society he had met in Leeuwarden in the United Provinces before he returned to Scotland. It was probably sent with letter XXVII to Robert Hamilton, as he was a member of that society. It is printed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2021

“Let you and me stand and admire this”: James Renwick’s Letter to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden, January, 1684. #History #Scotland

This letter is one of the most revealing James Renwick ever wrote to Robert Hamilton in Leeuwarden. It is also one of the shortest he ever wrote. It shows just how divisive the power struggle in the United Societies had become in early 1684. He rejoiced...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Jul 2021

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep search of the city on 29 November, 1684. The search of Edinburgh had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

Illicit Field Preaching in Galloway: Holy Croft, Holy Linn and Mulloch Hill #History #Scotland

Three sites where illicit Presbyterian field preaching is said to have taken place in the 1670s and 1680s. Holy Croft According to the OS Name Book: ‘A Small tract of land on the farm of Bogue, and Situate on the Western Bank of Garpel Burn near...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Jan 2017

The Big Oak of Earlstoun, the Old Chapel and the Five Prophets #History #Scotland

After Alexander Shields escaped from prison, he and James Renwick met and preached together at Earlstoun Wood, beside Earlstoun Castle, in December 1686. Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill also knew Earlstoun and possibly preached there in 1680. Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2016

James Hogg’s Tale of Claverhouse and the Shepherd #History #Literature #Scotland

A mystery in literature for you… James Hogg’s The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818) contains one of my favourite stories based on the Killing Times of 1685. Muchra © Anthony Parkes and licensed for reuse. It is about John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Oct 2016

James Hogg’s Imagined Landscapes of the Covenanters #History #Literature #Scotland

In James Hogg’s novel, The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818), John Graham of Claverhouse drives off stock in the Yarrow Valley for the reset of fugitives: Riskinhope and Chapelhope © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. ‘Upon the whole, there...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Oct 2016

A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree Replanted In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Oct 2016

‘Stood Without, in the Rain, and Preached’: Nisbet on Renwick in Late 1687 #History #Scotland

In late 1687, James Nisbet heard James Renwick field preach ‘within two months’ of the latter’s capture, i.e., in about early December. Braid’s Craigs © Anthony O’Neil and licensed for reuse. Nisbet tells us about the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Oct 2016

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