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The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

Intercepted Mail: A Letter from the Ninth Convention to Brackel in 1683 #History #Scotland

At the beginning of June, 1683, Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun and Edward Aitkin were captured on a ship off Tynemouth. Among the papers seized was a letter that Earlstoun was carrying from the Societies’ ninth convention in Edinburgh on 8 May to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2016

The United Societies’ Curious Letter of 1683

On 5 July, 1683, Michael Shields, the clerk of the United Societies’s General Convention, wrote a letter of encouragement to some ‘friends’ who lived somewhere outside of Scotland. To whom Shields wrote is not known, but his reference to the fact...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Mar 2013

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