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Nine Covenanters Buried at Glasgow Cathedral #History #Scotland

On a stairway down to the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral, is a gravestone to some of the Covenanters executed in Glasgow. The stone is hard to see as it is in a pretty dark spot. The Crypt was formerly the Barony Church that Donald Cargill was the minister...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 May 2017

The Attempted Assassination of Major Balfour at Glasgow in 1683

Major John Balfour of Mar’s Regiment of Foot commanded the garrison at Glasgow. He was later gained renown as a persecutor of the Society people. In late 1683, the Societies tried to assassinate him… ‘On the 3rd December 1683, some phanaticks...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Mar 2013

The Execution in Glasgow of James Nisbet in Highside: ‘Put Him Off and Be Damned’

Mackintosh’s Martyrs’ Public School in Townhead © Thomas Nugent and licensed for reuse. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed a school named after him. Now, a memorial to Nisbet is, once again, under threat… Nisbet’s execution was not recorded...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Feb 2013

The Polmadie Martyrs: Major Balfour Shoots Three Covenanters Near Glasgow

On 11 May, 1685, Major Balfour and some horsemen entered the small weaving hamlet of Polmadie. Within an hour the dogs were licking up the blood of three slain men… The first record of their summary executions was by Alexander Shields in 1690:...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Feb 2013