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The British Army of the Killing Times in the Winter of 1685 #History #Scotland

  On 10 December, 1685, General William Drummond wrote a memorial of the winter quarters appointed for the King’s Scottish Army, aka., the British Army, until further orders. The modern regiments descended from these regiments are @scots_guards,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Sep 2018

“The Fellow” Captured near Galston in 1685 #History #Scotland

“The fellow” is a real mystery of the Killing Times of 1685. Who was he? What happened to him? And could he be the martyr known as James Smith? What we know about “the fellow” was that he was held prisoner by John Graham of Claverhouse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2018

After the Battle of Drumclog: Claverhouse’s Retreat to Glasgow, 1 June 1679 #History #Scotland

On the afternoon of 1 June, 1679, Lord Ross encountered John Graham of Claverhouse and his men in flight from their defeat at the Battle of Drumclog. Three days earlier, it had been Claverhouse’s intention to conduct a joint attack on the Covenanters...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Feb 2017

Duncan’s Pantry: A Covenanter’s Hideout #History #Scotland

A traditional hideout for a Covenanter is said to lie on the north side of the Garpel Burn in Dalry parish, Galloway. Downstream from the Holy Linn © Duncan McNaught and licensed for reuse. According to the OS Name Book: ‘A Small Crevice in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2017

On The Trail of Claverhouse: The Killing of Matthew MacIlwraith in 1685 #History #Scotland

Matthew MacIlwraith’s death is one of the most difficult events of the Killing Times to place in a chronological context. He was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse’s troops in Colmonell parish in Carrick at some point in 1685, but no specific...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2016

Prophet Peden’s Appearance in ‘Silver Sand’ #History #Literature #Scotland

The following tale is from S. R. Crockett’s novel Silver Sand: A Romance of Old Galloway (1914). It tells the story of the field preacher Alexander Peden’s encounter with John Faa, the gypsy hero of the title, during the Killing Times. Silver...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Nov 2016

The Killing of the Covenanter Andrew Hislop #History #Scotland

A nineteenth-century etching of John Graham of Claverhouse reluctantly ordering the summary execution of Andrew Hislop near Eskdalemuir in May, 1685. There are different versions of how Hislop was captured and executed, and his story was recalled in later...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Oct 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

Martyrland: James Hogg’s ‘The Land of the Covenant’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

A fine poem by James Hogg that evokes the landscape of the popular memory of the martyrs of the Killing Times. Today, Hogg’s Land of the Covenant is forgotten, mislaid, or put aside, but that does not mean that we should forget what previous generations...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Mar 2016

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