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The Covenanter Assassins at Caldons in January, 1685 #History #Scotland

The attempted assassination of Colonel James Douglas at Caldons in Minnigaff parish, Galloway, on 23 January, 1685, is one of the better recorded events of the Killing Times. However, the Presbyterian sources for the Killing Times chose to ignore that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Nov 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

Dragoons in the Tavern in Dumfries in 1687 #History #Scotland

In 1687, five officers from His Majesty’s Regiment of Dragoons went drinking in Dumfries. Each of them doubtless had tales to tell of Covenanters they had pursued or killed … they also left a bill for the burgh to pay. Mistress Rome, who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Jan 2018

Top Ten “Killers” of the Killing Times of 1685 #History #Scotland

Which Scottish Army officers or individuals were implicated in the historical sources with the most deaths in the Killing Times of late 1684 to mid 1685? The result may be surprising to some, as this is not how history is “supposed” to be....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2017

The Killing Times of 1685: The list of the Dead in Cloud of Witnesses

In 1714, a list of Covenanters who were summarily executed in the fields during the Killing Times appeared in A Cloud of Witnesses. The list was based on the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short Memorial (1690) and nearly reproduces Shields’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Sep 2015

The Killing Times of 1685: Ridpath’s List of Covenanters Executed in the Fields

The 500th post… In 1693, George Ridpath, one of the first Scottish journalists, published a list of Covenanters who had been summarily executed in the fields. Ridpath’s list was copied from the list found in Alexander Shields’ A Short...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Sep 2015

The Wigtown Martyrs: Who Condemned the Women to Drown in 1685?

Sir Robert Grierson of Lag is notorious in later tradition as a persecutor in the Killing Times of 1685. Many stories revolve around him in Dumfries and Galloway. He was a sheriff in two shires, Dumfries and Kirkcudbrightshire, and was particularly active...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jun 2015

‘To Extirpate These Rebels’: The Commission to Colonel James Douglas, 27 March to 20 April, 1685

Colonel James Douglas was a commander for William of Orange at the Boyne, but in 1685 he had hunted down and executed Covenanters in the service of James VII…   In March, 1685, Douglas was given an extraordinary judicial commission to pursue and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Dec 2014

The Hanging of John Hallume at Kirkcudbright in 1685

Kirkcudbright Tolbooth © Chris Newman and licensed for reuse. John Hallume was one of four Society people from the parishes of Tongland and Twynholm who were summarily executed during the Killing Times. He was hanged in Kirkcudbright, possibly in May,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jan 2013