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Donald Cargill’s Letter to Friends in the West before he fled to Rotterdam #History #Scotland

The following letter was written in late 1679, after the Covenanters’ defeat at the Battle of Bothwell Bridge and immediately prior to Donald Cargill’s escape to Rotterdam. ‘Dear Friends,— I cannot but be grieved to go from my...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 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

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

Richard Cameron’s Connection to an Elite Scottish Merchant in Rotterdam

Richard Cameron’s letter from Edinburgh to Andrew Russell, merchant, in Rotterdam, 30 October, 1679. ‘Sir, I came but this week to this town [i.e., Edinburgh], else I should have sooner by a line signified my sense of the singular kindness you and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2015

14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS 2015) Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 26-31 July 2015 Call for Proposals: panels/papers/posters

The Congress of the International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS) is the world’s largest meeting of specialists on all aspects of the eighteenth century, and takes place every four years. Recent ISECS conferences have been held in Dublin...
From: Voltaire Foundation on 18 Aug 2014

Letter of James Renwick to Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun in Leeuwarden of 20 November, 1682

The following letter is from James Renwick, the clerk the United Societies in 1682, to Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun, the Societies’ commissioner in the United Provinces, in Leeuwarden. Renwick wrote to Earlstoun from Rotterdam at the end of a brief...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Apr 2014

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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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