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The Torn Bible of the Covenanter and Assassin Balfour at RUSI #History #Scotland

‘253.–Bible which belonged to John Balfour of Kinloch, “The Covenanter,” who, with others, took up arms against the [allegedly] intolerant Government of Charles II.; he fought at Drumclog, where, on [correction] 1 June, 1679, the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2018

The Brodie Sword

To celebrate the return of the Brodie Sword, from display at the National Museum of Scotland’s Jacobites exhibition, we thought we would re-share the story of this intriguing sword. Sword and Symbols With the recent exhibition at the National...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 24 Nov 2017

Jacobite Jaunt

This week was time for our annual Jacobite Jaunt, where we head off with our volunteers to explore more sites that tackle Jacobite history. This year there was really only one choice for our destination and that was the National Museum of Scotland, which...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 28 Jul 2017

Swords of the Covenanters: Alexander Peden’s Sword #History #Scotland

Peden relics in the NMS The National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh displays the weapons of the field preacher, Alexander Peden. One appears to be the fragment of a blade in the background. The other, at the front, appears to be a plug bayonet, which...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Oct 2016

A Covenanter Who Died in Dunnottar Castle in 1685 #History #Scotland #Stonehaven

The Covenanter, James Russell (d.1685), appears to be just another name on a gravestone in Dunnottar churchyard. His name is easy to skip over, as the inscription tells a remarkable story but says almost nothing about him. Now, however, we can finally...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Oct 2016

Swords of the Covenanters: Matthew Craig in Plewlands #History #Scotland

On display in the National Museum of Scotland are two swords with scabbards that belonged to ‘Matthew Craig of Plowland’, who is said to have fought at the battles of Drumclog and Bothwell Bridge in June, 1679. Both swords were bequeathed...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Oct 2016

A Memento of James Renwick’s Tree #History #Scotland

Renwick’s Tree Replanted In the collection of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh is a casket made from the Covenanter James Renwick’s Gean, or wild cherry tree, the original of which was replaced at the beginning of Twentieth Century...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Oct 2016

Mary, Queen of Scots in Edinburgh this Summer

The National Museum of Scotland will host an exhibition on Mary, Queen of Scots which includes quite a few events and lectures, including one by Lady Antonia Fraser and one by John Guy, both of whom wrote biographies of this fascinating queen:Mary, Queen...

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The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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