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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

‘That place where the Lord delivered a poor handful’: The Battle of Muirdykes (1685) #History #Scotland

William Maxwell of Cardoness recorded his impressions of the battlefield at Muirdykes in his spiritual journal one month after the encounter took place. Under Saturday, 16 August, 1685, Maxwell recorded: ‘coming from Dalry to Paisley, somewhat sorrowful...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jan 2016

The Battle of Muirdykes, 1685: Fountainhall’s Version #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall wrote an account of the battle of Muirdykes, which took place near Lochwinnoch on 18 June, 1685. He was not present at the battle and worked up his later account of it from reports he heard at the time: ‘The night before [the earl...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Dec 2015

The Battle of Muirdykes in 1685: George Brysson’s Memoir #History #Scotland

George Brysson, a foot soldier in the Argyll Rising, left a remarkable memoir of his part in the battle of Muirdykes on Thursday 18 June, 1685. His narrative is noteworthy for the detailed account he gives of the battle, his references to the wounding...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Nov 2015

The Forgotten Battle of Muirdykes in 1685 #History #Scotland

The battle of Muirdykes has almost been forgotten. When it does appear in history, it is usually consigned to a footnote as the last desperate gasp of the doomed Argyll Rising of May to June, 1685. The Argyll Rising was an invasion of Scotland led by...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Nov 2015

Discovered for History: The Peden Stone at Mid Linthills near Lochwinnoch

Congratulations to Neil Torrens. For a second time, he has found and photographed one of the obscure Prophet Peden sites for History… The Peden Stone. Reproduced by the kind permission of Neil Torrens. Neil has found, located and photographed the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2014

The Forfeited: Covenanters in Renfrewshire

Williamwood The Renfrewshire lairds did not play a significant role in the Bothwell Rising of 1679. There are no references to a body of Renfrewshire men present at the battle in the contemporary accounts. There is little doubt that some ordinary folk...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 11 Aug 2014

The Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014