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Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of James Stewart, A Wishaw Covenanter Hanged in 1681 #History #Scotland

  The Testimony of James Stewart, domestic servant to Thomas Steuart in Coltness in the parish of Cambusnethan, who was hanged at the Gallowlee, betwixt Edinburgh and Leith, on 10 October, 1681. ‘Dear Friends—I being in prison for Christ,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Dec 2017

Testimony of John Potter Executed at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross 1 December, 1680 #History #Scotland

The Testimony of John Potter, a Farmer, who lived in the parish of Uphall in Linlithgowshire, and suffered at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh, December 1, 1680. ‘All you spectators and auditors, I desire your attention to a few words, and I shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Dec 2017

The Covenanter’s Poisoned Musket Ball #History #Scotland

On 12 November, 1680, when the militant Covenanter James Skene was captured at the Mutton Hole, near Edinburgh, he had in his possession a poisoned musket ball so that ‘none’ would ‘recover whom I shot’ with it… He was hanged...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

James Skene’s Missing Martyrs’ Testimony of 1680 #History #Scotland

The martyrs’ testimony of James Skene is truly remarkable for the insight that it gives into the mind set of militant presbyterians at a moment of crisis for them in late 1680. At that time, key figures in the core of the network that was protecting...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Jul 2017

The Big Oak of Earlstoun, the Old Chapel and the Five Prophets #History #Scotland

After Alexander Shields escaped from prison, he and James Renwick met and preached together at Earlstoun Wood, beside Earlstoun Castle, in December 1686. Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill also knew Earlstoun and possibly preached there in 1680. Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2016

Swords of the Covenanters: Cameron’s Sword at the Battle of Airds Moss #History #Scotland

Among the treasures held by the National Museum of Scotland is the sword of the field preacher Richard Cameron who was killed in the Battle of Airds Moss on Thursday 22 July 1680. This is possibly the sword that Cameron held when he was cut down. After...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Oct 2016

Prophet Peden’s Kinfolk #History #Scotland

When the wanted Covenanter, Alexander Peden, died at ‘the Dikes’ in Sorn parish in January, 1686, he was protected by his kin. The names of two Pedens appear to be associated with his hiding place, a fugitive named Alexander Peden and a former...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Sep 2016

The Mystery of Swine Knowe: The Nitty Gritty of #History #Scotland

The Sanquhar Declaration of 1680 was the explosive moment at which a new radical and militant presbyterian movement was born. Composed by Richard Cameron, it was proclaimed by an armed band at Sanquhar’s mercat cross on 22 June. It was an unwelcome...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Aug 2016

The Cocker’s Vomit and the Fire at Horsecleugh, Cumnock, 1680 #History #Scotland

According to a witness interviewed by Patrick Walker in the 1720s, Richard Cameron the Covenanter foretold strange events near Cumnock in 1680: ‘In the Beginning of the Year 1680, he [i.e., Richard Cameron, who had returned to Scotland in October,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Aug 2016

James Hyslop’s ‘Cameronian Dream’ #History #Poetry #Scotland

James Hyslop’s poem, the ‘Cameronian Dream’, was probably Victorian Scotland’s favourite imagining of the Covenanting martyrs of the Killing Times. It is easy to see why. Its hallucinatory quality takes the reader from slumber...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Mar 2016

‘No more a Presbyterian than the horse he rode upon’: Criticism of Cameron & Cargill #History #Scotland

In 1681, James Currie heard criticism of Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill’s militant platform from field preachers in Edinburghshire. Among the critics was George Barclay, who later made it his mission to oppose the militancy of the Society people....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Jan 2016

Thomas Douglas Spotted & Hepburn’s field preachings near Mount Lothian #History #Scotland

In June, 1680, James Currie met Thomas Douglas soon after the latter’s acrimonious departure from Richard Cameron and his followers. Currie rode south with Douglas. At the same time, John Hepburn held a field preaching near Mount Lothian in Edinburghshire....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 16 Jan 2016

In the Steps of the Covenanters (STV 1990) #History

In the Steps of the Covenanters (STV 1990) ‘In the Steps of the Covenanters’ is not a history documentary on the Covenanters of the 1680s, as it mainly highlights how the Covenanters and the KillingTimes were remembered. I did rather enjoy...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Oct 2015

Making History: Richard Cameron’s Trough at Meadowhead near Sorn

Richard Cameron was killed in the battle of Airds Moss in 1680. He spent the night before the battle at Meadowhead and in the morning washed before departing. In 1908, James King Hewison recorded in a footnote that ‘at Meadowhead [in Sorn parish],...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Feb 2015

Richard Cameron at Tinto Hill in October, 1679

After Richard Cameron’s return to Scotland via Newcastle, he travelled northwards and perhaps preached as the occasion offered until he reached Tinto Hill in Lanarkshire… The Kirk Burn at Tinto  © Chris Eilbeck and licensed for reuse. There,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Jan 2015

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