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Watersaugh’s Secret Mission on the Eve of the Battle of Bothwell Bridge in 1679 #History #Scotland

On the eve of the battle of Bothwell Bridge, a secret agent named John Miller sneaked out of the camp of the King’s army on his hands and knees. His plan was to cross the Clyde and enemy lines to rendezvous with leaders of the rebel Covenanters...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Oct 2018

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 Battle of Drumclog, 1679: Wilson’s Version #History #Scotland

In 1751, an account of the Battle of Drumclog by William Wilson, a schoolmaster in the Park of Douglas parish, was published by John McCallum and sold by Robert Smith, bookseller ‘at the Sign of the gilt Bible’ in the Saltmarket, Glasgow,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Feb 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

‘John Brown, or, the House in the Muir’, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 1822 #History #Scotland

A short story of the death of John Brown in Priesthill at the hands of Claverhouse appeared in Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine in 1822. ‘JOHN BROWN, OR, THE HOUSE IN THE MUIR. “Quicquid delirant Reges plectuntur Achivi.” [“Whatever,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Mar 2016

Hardhill at the Battle of Drumclog, 1679 #History

John Nisbet of Hardhill had fought in both the latter stages of the Thirty Years’ War and the British Civil Wars. He had been left for dead on the battlefield of the Pentland Rising in 1666 and lived through the depredations of the Highland Host...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Nov 2015

John Graham of Claverhouse’s Pursuit of Richard Cameron at Crawford Moor in May 1679

Three days after the assassination of Archbishop Sharp, John Graham of Claverhouse had been busy chasing down field preachings by Richard Cameron.. . Letter from John Graham of Claverhouse to the earl of Linlithgow, Dumfries, Tuesday 6 May, 1679. ‘My...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jan 2015

The Life of Alexander Reid, Covenanter. in Uphall

East Mains Alexander Reid was the son of a tenant farmer at East Mains in Uphall parish, Linlithgowshire. The farm lay between what is now Westerton Road and Dunnet Way in the East Mains Industrial Park in Broxburn. Reid appears on the published Fugitive...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Oct 2014

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