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Witch Hunt Podcast #History #Scotland

This is a truly fascinating and ground-breaking podcast on the Witch Hunt in Scotland. Six wonderful episodes are just starting here. This will go into the Witch Hunt as never before …
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Nov 2019

The Devil Upon the Wave – Teaser Trailer

To mark the publication by Endeavour Press of the new Quinton title, The Devil Upon the Wave, I’m delighted to provide a treat for my loyal readers and followers of this blog – namely, the first few pages of the book. *** Here, Painter,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 2 Jul 2017

Amsterdam Good Time, Part 1

And so it continued. Not content with fireworks, rowing contests, schoolchildren’s chain-making competitions, and exhibitions galore, it was finally time for the historians to have their four-penn’orth about the 350th anniversary of the Battle...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 28 Jun 2017

I’m a Doctor – Why Can’t I have a Tardis?

What, you mean doctorates in History don’t count? But a Tardis would have been very useful over the weekend, when I was in Portsmouth for the AGM of the Society for Nautical Research, followed by a splendid dinner on the lower gundeck of HMS Victory,...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 19 Jun 2017

And So It Begins

It’s a little known fact that ‘June’ is derived from a Latin word which means ‘don’t even think of trying to cram anything else into your diary’. That’s certainly the case for me this month, as I embark on the...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Jun 2017

The Eight Days of the Keppoch Devil near #Glasgow. #History #Scotland

In October, 1670, a devil troubled a house at Keppoch, near Glasgow. At the same time, other strange reports were heard … ‘October 29, 1670, there was a suddane thunderclap by seven of the morning, that fell out at Glasgow, and lighted on...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jan 2017

The Rerrick Apparition: A “True and Attested Account of Satan’s Methods” in #Scotland. #History

As the cold, dark nights are upon us, perhaps we may recall one of the more curious incidents in the history of Seventeenth-Century Scotland, the story of an ‘apparition’, ‘spirit’ or devil that plagued a house in Galloway …...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jan 2017

A New Era

At long last, after having to keep things under wraps for some time, I’m finally able to reveal some really exciting news! Firstly, great news for all Quinton fans – the series continues! Next year, the 350th anniversary of the Dutch attack...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 5 Dec 2016

“How do you know she is a witch?” The manufacturing of witchcraft stereotypes in early modern Germany

By Dr Abaigéal Warfield, CHE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The University of Adelaide. As someone researching the history of witchcraft, the above scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of my favourites. With Halloween looming just...
From: Histories of Emotion on 30 Oct 2015

The Scottish Hurricane of 1675

The summer of 1675 was unseasonably long and hot in Scotland, especially in comparison to the cold year before it and the years that followed. In the Autumn, something unexpected took place: ‘This yeir, 1675, had a very hott summer, and a good harvest,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Aug 2015

The Devil Appears in a Ship at Newcastle in 167

In 1672, the Devil appeared on a ship at Newcastle: ‘Apryle 1672, there was a ship lying at Newcastle, bound for London, called the Good Hope of London, wherein the divill appeared in bodily shape, in the habit of a seaman, with a blew gravatt about...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Jul 2015

Rediscovered for History: The De’il’s Well and Ghaist Hall near Glenluce

Congratulations to David Baird for finding and photographing the De’il’s Well, which is probably the traditional site where the Glenluce Devil is alleged to have threatened to cast in a weaver’s daughter called Janet Campbell in 1655. Campbell’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Mar 2015

The Witch Finder Interviewed in Glasgow in 1677: Satan’s Invisible World Discovered

In the summer of 1677, Janet Douglas, a fourteen-year-old ‘dumb girle’ who had been involved in discovering witches, was interviewed, probably in Glasgow Tolbooth, At that time, Douglas was believed to have the second sight. However, the authorities...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Mar 2015

‘The Hid Works of Darkness’: The Mysterious Death of John Schaw and the Paisley Witches

The Reverend Law attributed many strange events to the hidden works of darkness, i.e., to the works of Devil or his servants, witches. The unearthly death of John Schaw of Bargarran in winter was no exception. Several years after both Schaw’s unexplained...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Mar 2015

The Devil of Glenluce: Satan’s Invisible World Discovered

In 1655 to 1656, the Glenluce Devil is alleged to have terrorised the household of Gilbert Campbell, a Galloway weaver… Did the Devil lead them all in a merry dance? Was it caused by spiralling hysteria? Or did the Campbell children lie behind the...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Feb 2015

The Devil Attacks in Glasgow in 1684

The minister for Easter Kilpatrick reports that the presence of a suspected witch in Glasgow Tolbooth led to the Devil attacking both Covenanters and their guards in March and April, 1684: ‘March and Aprile 1684, amongst some prisoners at Glasgow was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Aug 2014

Prophet Peden’s Gil-Martin: James Hogg and the Covenanters

In James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), Robert Wringhim, the central protagonist, is either followed by, haunted by, imagines or encounters Gil-Martin, a demonic presence. Hogg scholars have noted that...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Jun 2014

The Devil in a Cave in Galloway in 1685

In 1685, Alexander ‘Prophet’ Peden was in a cave in Galloway. He was not alone… Illustration of Hogg’s Memoirs of a Justified Sinner. Artist John Bellany. Tate collection. ‘About this Time [in 1685], he and John Clark, who ordinarily...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Jun 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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