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Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

Eighth General Meeting of the Cameronians in 1695 #History #Scotland

The Cameronian’s general meeting at Leadhills continued to tackle those among themselves who were suspected of scandal. It was also still wrestling with events that had first appeared in 1687, the Barbados Collection and admitting David Houston...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 May 2016

‘Prophet’ Peden and ‘Little John’ in the Bounds of Carrick in 1685

In the summer of 1685, Alexander Peden was with John Clark in Moorbrock, a fugitive and leading figure among the Society people. John Clark, aka. ‘Little John’, was from Carsphairn parish and with Peden in a cave in Galloway at some point in 1685. Walker’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Jun 2014

The Devil in a Cave in Galloway in 1685

In 1685, Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden was in a cave in Galloway. He was not alone… Illustration of Hogg’s Memoirs of a Justified Sinner. Artist John Bellany. Tate collection. ‘About this Time [in 1685], he and John Clark, who ordinarily...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 2014

“This is, unquestionably, very funny”

The Rev. Dr. Mather Byles (shown here) was one of those historic figures who becomes a magnet for witty quotations. In America our primary examples are Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain; any untethered funny remark can be attached to one man or the other,...
From: Boston 1775 on 7 Sep 2013

Charles Bahne on the Scene of the Massacre

As we approach the anniversary of the Boston Massacre on 5 March, Charles Bahne, author of The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail, kindly shared this essay analyzing what may be our earliest visual source on the question: What did the Boston...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Mar 2013

The Non-Fatal Battle of Golden Hill

Yesterday was the anniversary of what New York historians later called “The Battle of Golden Hill.” That’s a mighty name for what was really the biggest of a series of brawls between British soldiers stationed in the city and local men over the...
From: Boston 1775 on 20 Jan 2013

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