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A Satire on The Cameronian Tooth #History #Literature #Scotland

The following poem is a satire of the Cameronians, which was probably composed by Alexander Pennecuik shortly before his death in 1730. He was the nephew of Dr. Alexander Pennecuik who wrote about the Gypsies’ Field of Blood at Romanno. It vividly...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2019

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 Covenanters’ Prison, Edinburgh, 1679 #History #Scotland

After the Covenanters were defeated in the battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June, 1679, at least 1,184 prisoners were delivered to Edinburgh. They were held in Inner Greyfriars’ Yard. What is today called The Covenanters’ Prison in Greyfriars’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘Heathercat’

Damn History. RLS was bound to write a novel on the Covenanters and Killing Times, the stories he had grown up on, but he died before he completed it … You just know that Stevenson had drunk deeply on Patrick Walker’s works, especially his...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2015

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

Who Shot William Graham? Claverhouse, the Killing Times and Crossmichael parish

The killing of William Graham is a puzzling and complex case that has divided historical opinion for centuries. According to some early sources he was shot by John Graham of Claverhouse, or his troop, in 1682. Another source claims that Claverhouse was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2014