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Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘Heathercat’

Damn History. RLS was bound to write a novel on the Covenanters and Killing Times, the stories he had grown up on, but he died before he completed it … You just know that Stevenson had drunk deeply on Patrick Walker’s works, especially his...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2015

‘Bits of Papers and Drops of Blood’: Peden, the Killing Times and the Glorious Revolution

Peden at Cameron’s Grave What did Alexander Peden think about the Society people’s cause and their struggle in the Killing Times? The following story related by Patrick Walker is alleged to have taken place in 1685 at the grave of Richard Cameron...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Jun 2014

After the Defeat at Airds Moss: Prophet Peden at Mauchline Fair 1680

The following story from Patrick Walker’s Life of Peden is probably the only hint we have that Alexander Peden had returned to Scotland from Ireland by the latter half of 1680: ‘14. In the Year 1680, after the Murdering of Mr. [Richard] Cameron,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Apr 2014

Beware Prophet Peden on the Bass Rock

The Fortress Prison on the Bass Rock Patrick Walker tells two stories about Alexander Peden’s imprisonment on the Bass Rock between 1674 and his banishment in 1678. The conjunction of the two stories appears to have been designed to make a point: ‘6....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2014

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