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The Execution of Richard Rumbold in Edinburgh, 1685 #History #Scotland

  After Richard Rumbold was captured in Lesmahagow and dragged through the streets of Edinburgh, he faced trial and execution on 26 June, 1685. The day before the assize, the privy council decided how he was to be executed: ‘And June 25th,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Dec 2017

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