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Two Fife Fanatics Executed on 13 July, 1681 #History #Scotland

Andrew Pitilloch was warded in Edinburgh Tolbooth on 7 July, 1681. On 13 July, he was executed with Laurence Hay, another Fife man. As the following entry in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth confirms, Adam Philip was not executed with them: ‘Andro...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Jul 2019

One Word, Two Covenanters and the Killing Times of 1685 #History #Scotland #Newmilns

One word can make all the difference when it comes to identifying the Covenanter martyrs of the Killing Times of 1685. If there is a transmission error in the evidence of a name, then one dead Covenanter can easily become two. Was that the case with John...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Jul 2019

Sweet Singers Liberated from Edinburgh Tolbooth in 1681 #History #Scotland

On the same day that they were warded into Edinburgh Tolbooth for trial, two former Sweet Singers were liberated. They were presumably captured at Wolf Hole Craigs in mid May, 1681, and held in Edinburgh’s Correction House with the other Sweet Singer...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Jun 2019

Suspected Traitor Robert Hamilton in Broxburn is Liberated in 1681 #History #Scotland

Robert Hamilton in Broxburn was tortured in the boots as one of those suspected of involvement in a gunpowder plot in late 1680. Under 28 April, 1681: ‘Att Edr the 8 day of Apryll 1681 Annent a petition presented be Robert Hamiltone prisouner in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Jun 2019

The Ceasg, the Saltire and the Thistle – More Scottish Legends

In previous blog posts, we have featured a variety of creatures from Scottish folklore, as well as a couple of legends, such as the tale of King Robert the Bruce and the spider. Today’s post is about another mythological creature, along with the...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 18 Jun 2019

“No less than High Treason”: Libel and Sensationalism in the Careers of Jacobite Periodicalists George Flint and Isaac Dalton

Unknown artist after Thomas Malton the Younger, 1748–1804, British. Newgate (1799). Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. The early eighteenth-century British press was a hotbed for propaganda wars:  in the midst of the Succession...
From: The 18th-Century Common on 6 Jun 2019

A Satire on The Cameronian Tooth #History #Literature #Scotland

The following poem is a satire of the Cameronians, which was probably composed by Alexander Pennecuik shortly before his death in 1730. He was the nephew of Dr. Alexander Pennecuik who wrote about the Gypsies’ Field of Blood at Romanno. It vividly...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jun 2019

Glass Blowers

Berkshire Glass Works cane from 1878 –Charles Flint collectionThese were novelty items made by glassworkers after hours.(hollow, filled with the fine quality sand of the area)Since early days, the technical aspects of making and manipulating...
From: Conciatore on 5 Apr 2019

An Alien UFO was Sighted over #Scotland in 1685 #History #UFO

It sounds like one of Erich von Däniken’s claims of ancient alien contact, but remarkable evidence shows that alien UFOs did visit Scotland in the Seventeenth Century. Did the Scottish Covenanters have a close encounter with an alien spacecraft...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2019

The Gallows of Ayr and the Lost Covenanter’s Grave #History #Scotland

The Covenanter Andrew Macgill who was hanged at the end of 1684 or early 1685 had a martyrs’ stone erected over his grave beside Ayr gallows. However, his gravestone has been lost for well over a century… His gravestone was erected by the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Feb 2019

Illegitimacy. A War Problem?

The Perceptions of Pregnancy blog, like the Researchers’ Network, aims to reach beyond boundaries and borders, and to facilitate an international and interdisciplinary conversation on pregnancy and its associated bodily and emotional experiences...
From: Perceptions of Pregnancy on 30 Jan 2019

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Dumfries on 2 January, 1667 #History #Scotland

Two days after the executions in Ayr, two more Covenanters were hanged and beheaded in Dumfries for their part in the Pentland Rising of November, 1666. Their heads were exhibited at the mercat cross of Dumfries and were said to have been spiked on the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Jan 2019

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed at Irvine on 31 December #History #Scotland

Four days after he had executed seven of his rebel comrades at Ayr, Cornelius Anderson hanged and beheaded two more Covenanters in Irvine, probably at the mercat cross, on 31 December, 1666. 33. James Blackwood, servant to John Brown in Fenwick parish,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Dec 2018

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 22 December #History #Scotland

Three days after four were executed in Glasgow for the Pentland Rising of 1666, six more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Six were executed in Edinburgh on 22 December, 1666: 19. Mr Hugh MacKail. a minister. He left behind an individual martyrs’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Glasgow on 19 December #History #Scotland

Five days of four were executed in Edinburgh for their roll in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four were executed in Glasgow. Four were executed at Glasgow on 19 December, 1666. All four had a gravestone erected to them in the churchyard of Glasgow Cathedral...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 19 Dec 2018

The Pentland Rising of 1666: Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December #History #Scotland

A week after ten men were executed in Edinburgh for their part in the Pentland Rising of 1666, four more Covenanters were hanged in Edinburgh. Four* Executed in Edinburgh on 14 December, 1666. There is no gravestone for them, beyond the collective monument...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Dec 2018

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