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Ten Patriot Soldier Gravesites

A previous article featured ten graves of Americans who served in the Revolutionary War, chosen primarily because of their elaborate monuments. Most of them... The post Ten Patriot Soldier Gravesites appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

Covenanter Grave Dumfries #History #Scotland

James Kirko, Dumfries, Dumfries parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Captain Bruce, Capt: of Dragoons apprehended James Kirko, at the intelligence of one James Wright, carried him to Dumfreis, detained him prisoner one night, next...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2020

The Wigtown Martyrs: The Pamphlet Duel of 1703 Begins #History #Scotland

In the decade after 1693, the 1685 drowning of the Wigtown Martyrs, Margaret McLachlan and Margaret Wilson, passed without comment in any source. Then in 1703, what happened to them became embroiled in an exchange of pamphlets between Episcopalian and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Nov 2019

Tudor Intergenerational Inequality

My father was a Yeoman, and had no lands of his own, only he had a farm of 3 or 4 pound by year at the uttermost, and hereupon he tilled so much as kept half a dozen men. He had walk for a hundred sheep, and my mother milked 30 cows. He was able, and...
From: Middling Culture on 20 Jun 2019

The Wigtown Martyrs: The ‘Petitione for Margaret Lachlisone’ of 28 April, 1685 #History #Scotland

The drowning of two women at Wigtown is the most hotly debated cases of the Killing Times of 1685. It is a case that has called the veracity of the Killing Times into question. If the well-documented Wigtown case is a fabrication, what of the other cases?...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2018

REPOST: “To play the man”: characterising the Protestant Martyr in John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments

New blog post written for the Senate House Library Reformation London season: “To play the man”: characterising the Protestant Martyr in John Foxe’s Acts and Monuments.   Then brought they a fagot kindled with fire, and laid the...
From: Sixteenth Century Scholars on 17 Nov 2017

The Beheading of Father Jacques

In the midst of recounting the stories of several priests martyred during the recusant or penal era in England here on my blog, I read early Tuesday morning about the martyrdom of Father Jacques Hamel, the 86 year old retired priest. He was decapitated...

The Vicar of Bray

On July 28, 1543, three Protestant "heretics" according to Henry VIII's reckoning, were burned at the stake. They are known as the Windsor martyrs: Robert Testwood, chorister at Windsor College; Anthony Pearson, a Protestant preacher; and Henry Filmer,...

Another July Martyr--From Wales

Blessed William Davies was beatified with the other 84 Martyrs of England and Wales in 1985 by Pope John Paul II. According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, he was "one of the most illustrious of the priests who suffered under Queen Elizabeth":b. in North...

Five Martyrs on July 26

Blessed John Ingram and Blessed George Swallowell in 1594.Blesseds Edward Thwing and Robert Nutter in 1600.Blessed William Ward (born William Webster) in 1641.When Pope John Paul II beatified the 85 Martyrs of England and Wales, he summarized their cause...

The Blessed Martyrs of Compiegne

From my article published in the July/August 2013 issue of OSV's The Catholic Answer Magazine, based on a mini-pilgrimage I took while in Paris in 2010:A visitor in Paris today might arrive at the Place de la Nation, a hub of transportation and commerce...

Blessed Richard Langhorne

Blessed Richard Langhorne (c. 1624 – 14 July 1679) was a barrister executed as part of the Popish Plot. He was admitted to the Inner Temple in May 1647 and called to the bar in November 1654. He provided legal and financial advice for the Jesuits.His...

The Benedictines in England: Down to One Man

As today is the feast of St. Benedict, one of the patron saints of Europe, it's appropriate to reflect on the Benedictine order in England, before and after the English Reformation. Of course, the crucial events of that history are the foundation of the...

Cesare Fracassini and the Martyrs of Gorkum

The article I wrote for OSV'S The Catholic Answer Magazine on the Gorkum Martyrs was illustrated with the same picture as the cover of this book, which includes a chapter on their martyrdom and beatification. The painting is by Cesare Fracassini...

Knights of Malta, English Catholic Martyrs

Once Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell started the Attainder process, no one was safe. Today's beatified martyrs were arrested and condemned upon flimsy and amorphous grounds:On July 8 or 9 or 10, 1539, Sir Thomas Dingley and Sir Adrian Fortescue, Knights...

The Martyrs of Gorkum on SRMS

I'll talk to Anna Mitchell on the Son Rise Morning Show early this morning--at 7:35 a.m. Eastern/6:35 a.m. Central--to prepare us to celebrate the Gorkum Martyrs, based on my article in the July/August 2016 issue in OSV's The Catholic Answer Magazine....

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