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Five Covenanters Hanged at the Gallowlee near Edinburgh, 10 October, 1681 #History #Scotland

All other historical sources state the execution of five Covenanters took place on 10 October, 1681, however, the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth places their hanging at the Gallowlee between Edinburgh and Leith on 17 October. The latter date is probably...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Oct 2019

Nithsdale Martyrs’ Monument: A Guide to the Covenanters #History #Scotland

Who are the 57 Covenanters listed on the Nithsdale Martyrs’ Cross in Dalgarnock graveyard? Where did they come from and what happened to them? The monument erected in 1928 lies in Dalgarnock graveyard between Thornhill and Closeburn, not far off...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Oct 2018

The Last Speech of Thomas Robertson, Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith on 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

Thomas Robertson apparently lived in Newcastle and was imprisoned, there, for refusing the English oath of allegiance. He escaped and fled to Edinburgh where he was captured in a sweep search of the city on 29 November, 1684. The search of Edinburgh had...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

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 Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke’, February, 1687 #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 13 February, 1687: ‘being Sunday.— At night the Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke, and 16 malefactors and robbers escapes; yet George Drummond the keeper is not quarrelled for this, tho’ Mr. John Wanse and Arthur...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Feb 2017

Four Robbers Hanged at the Gallowlee near Leith #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 11 December, 1686: ‘Ther is much robbing at this tyme, under night, both in Edinburgh and about it, by [the Earl of] Dumbarton’s sojors, &c.’ 16 December, 1686: ‘At Criminall Court ther are 4 robbers...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Dec 2016

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

An Orkney Diarist on Infamous Shipwrecks #History #Scotland

The Diary of Thomas Brown in Kirkwall provides a glimpse into how the Presbyterian struggle of the 1680s was viewed at the opposite end of the nation. Brown’s diary mainly records marriages and deaths in Orkney, sometimes hangings, mainly for sheep...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Dec 2016

Three Covenanters Banished to Perth Amboy, New Jersey, in 1685 #History #Scotland

Three of the prisoners tried for treason on 6 August, 1685, were banished on the ‘Henry & Francis’ to Perth Amboy, for the Scots’ Colony of East Jersey. 22 August, 1685: ‘I James Baird ane of the serjants to Collonell [James]...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Nov 2016

A Notorious Spreader of False News Banished to Jamaica in 1685 #History #Scotland

On 12 August, 1685, eight prisoners, including Edward Stit who was tried for the treason of spreading the false news that the Duke of Monmouth had been proclaimed king, were sent back to a ship in Leith Roads for banishment to Jamaica. Seventeenth-Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Nov 2016

Liturgy Bad; Spontaneity Good?

On the First Things blog, Peter Leithart references his review of Lori Branch's book, Rituals of Spontaneity from Baylor University Press published in the July/August 2009 issue of Touchstone:Focusing on English literary culture and religion,...

A Catholic Hamlet in a Protestant Denmark?

In First Things, Peter J. Leithart reviews a book about Hamlet and his "To Be or Not to Be" soliloquy:Most readers and viewers of Hamlet take Hamlet’s most famous soliloquy as a meditation on suicide. In Hamlet, Protestantism, and the Mourning...

New Book: Suárez on Aristotelian Causality

Suárez on Aristotelian Causality, Jacob Leith Fink, ed. (Brill, 2015). “Introduction,” Jakob L. Fink 1 “Suárez on Aristotelian Causality,” Jakob L. Fink 2 “Material Causality – Dissolving a Paradox:...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 20 Aug 2015

The Impressment of Leith’s Poor and Drunks, and the Bursting of the Toune Drum in 1684

For 8 February, 1684, Lauder of Fountainhall records a confrontation between the Duke of York’s Regiment and the residents of Leith: ‘A complaint being made to the Privy Counsell, that the officers of Collonel [Henry] Gage, or the Duke of York’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Nov 2014

Edinburgh’s Hangman Executed, January, 1682

Lord Fountainhall recorded the end of Edinburgh’s hangman in January, 1682: 13 January, 1682. ‘Alexander Cockburne (Cowban), hangman of Edinburgh, killed on[e] John Adamson, alias M’Keinzie, a blew-goun beggar, in the hangmans oune houfe, and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 Sep 2014


Peter Leithart writes about "Tradition and the Individual Theologian" on the First Things blog:Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy argued that traditions always grow from seeds sown by singular individuals. Before there was a Franciscan order, there was the man Francis....

Henry VIII's "Enforcer": Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell has never been so famous. With the BBC's program on Cromwell given by Dr Diarmaid MacCulloch of Oxford University, this intense interest in Henry VIII's 'enforcer' has continued to develop, enhanced particularly by Hilary Mantel's sensationally...
From: Conor Byrne on 27 May 2013

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