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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 Enterkin Rescue of 1684 in Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain #History #Scotland

The following account of the rescue of Covenanters at the Enterkin Pass in 1684 comes from the third volume of Daniel Defoe’s Tour of Great Britain published in 1727. Defoe had previously described the rescue in an account published in 1717 and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 May 2018

Daniel Defoe’s Enterkin Pass Rescue of Covenanters in 1684 #History #Scotland

In 1717, Daniel Defoe published a dramatic account of the rescue at Enterkin Pass of Covenanter prisoners on 30 July, 1684. Defoe claimed that thirty-seven men conducted the rescue after their minister and prisoners were seized at a field preaching. The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 May 2018

Thomas Archer, the Battle of Muirdykes and his Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In his History, Wodrow devoted a long passage to the life and death of Thomas Archer, a moderate-presbyterian minister who was captured at the Battle of Muirdykes and executed in Edinburgh in August, 1685: ‘It was some longer time before Mr Thomas...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Nov 2017

The Spy Daniel Defoe’s Secret Letter on Firebrands Against Union #History #Scotland

The author Daniel Defoe was an English spy deeply involved in securing the passage of the Union through the Parliament of Scotland in late 1706. Through elite contacts, support from England and the covert use of English money to lubricate the process,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

Secret Correspondence of the Spy Daniel Defoe in 1706 #History #Scotland

Daniel Defoe in Edinburgh to Robert Harley, English Northern Secretary, Wednesday 13 November, 1706: ‘At Dumfries they have burnt the Articles [of Union] in the market place, at Glasgow, they were about it, but the magistrates prevailed with them...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2016

‘Under the Pain of Treason’: Covenanters Against the Union #History #Scotland

In his diary of the Scottish Parliament during the Union debates, David Hume of Crossrig recorded Parliament’s reaction to the Society people’s burning of the articles of Union at Dumfries in November, 1706. The Hebronites, or the 3,000 to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2016

The Hidden: Fugitives in Penninghame parish, 1684

Penninghame parish was the centre of militant dissent in Wigtownshire. In late 1684, several fugitives were still at large… Margaret Wilson, one of the drowned Wigtown martyrs, first appears in history in the context of a circuit court held by...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2014