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The Rebel Army: Bothwell Bridge, 22 June 1679

I couldn’t let 22 June– the anniversary of the Battle of Bothwell Bridge – slip by without a project update and a sneak peek at my findings so far. Given that this Reading Rebel Voices project centres on the depositions given by those captured...
From: Reading Rebel Voices on 22 Jun 2021

William Maxwell’s Wife

ON 28 JUNE 1679, WILLIAM MAXWELL was quizzed by members of the Scottish Privy Council about his role in a recent uprising. Maxwell, a carrier from Kirkcudbright, Galloway, was one of perhaps as many as 10,000 Scots who gathered in arms across the southwest...
From: Reading Rebel Voices on 19 Oct 2020

Covenanter Grave Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

David Steel, Lesmahagow, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1686. Shields in 1690: ‘Liev. Crichton, now prisoner in Edinburgh, did most barbarously after Quarters, shoot David Steel, in the parish of Lesmahago, Decem: 1686.’ (A Short Memorial,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Strathaven #History #Scotland

John Barrie and William Paterson, Strathaven, Evandale parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item. The said Peter Inglis shot John Barrie, with his Pass in his hand, in Evandale, April, 1685.’ (A Short Memorial, 37.) ‘Likewise,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2020

Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Doocot of Blackwood House #History #Scotland

John Brown, Blackwood, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Liev Murray, now Prisoner in Edin. with his party, Shot one John Broun, after quarters given at Blackwood in Clidsdale, Mar. 1685.’ (A Short Memorial, 37.) Stone erected...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Apr 2020

Scotland’s “Most Armoured” Monument Found near Shotts #History #Scotland

This monument looks like an electricity substation, but there are good reasons for its formidable defences. It has been dynamited, yes, DYNAMITED, and destroyed twice. You can forget the statue to the Duke of Sutherland, what is possibly Scotland’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2020

Rediscovered for #History: The Deer Slunk near Shotts, Fauldhouse, Forth and Wilsontown #Scotland

Congratulations to Gregor Steele for finding and photographing The Deer Slunk, a place which was lost to History and not on any maps. On Christmas Day, 2018, I posted a challenge to find ‘a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor’ near Shotts....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Mar 2020

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Glasgow on 19 December #History #Scotland

Five days of four were executed in Edinburgh for their roll in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four were executed in Glasgow. Four were executed at Glasgow on 19 December, 1666. All four had a gravestone erected to them in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: The Heads of the Executed in Edinburgh on 7 December #History #Scotland

What happened to the heads of the ten Covenanters executed in Edinburgh on 7 December is a curious story. All ten were beheaded for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666. Around 50 were killed in the Pentland Rising at the Battle of Rullion Green...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Dec 2018

The Covenanters of the Enterkin Pass Attack of 1684 #History #Scotland

The rescue of Covenanters at Enterkin Pass was an attack on a small party of John Graham of Claverhouse’s troop of Horse escorting prisoners from Dumfries to Edinburgh. It took place at the end of July, 1684, and up to three soldiers were killed....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2018

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

The Covenanter Donald Cargill’s Narrow Escape at Watersaugh near Wishaw #History #Scotland

Near Wishaw is a ruined house where the Covenanter Donald Cargill is said to have escaped. Between mid 1679 and mid 1681, Cargill was probably the “Most-Wanted” fugitive in Scotland. Not only had he begun a rebellion against King Charles II...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Oct 2018

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 Executed Covenanter’s Island in the Stream #History #Scotland

Is this island in the Clyde where Captain John Wilson, a young gentleman, writer in Lanark and Covenanter rebel, was captured? In 1731, Jonathan Swift published the memoirs of an old soldier, John Crichton, who remembered capturing him. Wilson was hanged...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2018

Helping the Escape of the Black Loch Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

On Sunday 8 June, James Renwick field preached to a large body of Covenanters near Drumlach by the Black Loch. They then rode south via lands of Stane and Redmyre, where they drank at the house, before they turned west and headed for the Clyde. At the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Feb 2018

Swords of the Covenanters: In Lesmahagow Parish #History #Scotland

In the mid Nineteenth Century, several swords of the Covenanters were held in Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire. ‘At Neu[c]k is preserved a Spanish trombuco or shoulder gun, with brass barrel and bell-shaped mouth; a plug dirk, being the origin of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Dec 2017

The “Covenanters’ Hideout” near Cannonholm, Lesmahagow #History #Scotland

The Covenanters are often said to have hidden in gorges or in man-made caves. What was rumoured to have been one lay on the Hallhill Burn near Cannonholm Farm near Craignethan Castle. The evidence suggests that it was probably not used by the Covenanters,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Dec 2017

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