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The “Bluidy Banner” and the Reverend John MacMillan at Haughhead in 1707 #History #Scotland

In the middle of a period when the McMillanites were intensely debating what to do about the Union of 1707, their preacher, John MacMillan, turned up, yet again, at a location connected with one of the militant leadership of the 1680s… That may...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Sep 2016

Covenanters Against the Union: The Smoaking Flax Unquenchable (1706) #History #Scotland

TheSmoakingFlax Unquenchable; Where theUnionBetwixt the two KINGDOMS is Dissecated, Anatomied, Confuted and Annuled. AlsoThat good Form and Fabrick of Civil GOVERNMENT,Intended and Espoused by the true Subjects of the Land, isillustrated and held out....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2016

Glasgow’s Equestrian Statue of William of Orange #History #Scotland

By 1734/5, it was perhaps easier to publicly obscure Glasgow’s contested history. The burgh appears had been the first place to declare for William of Orange in Scotland when the Society people made a declaration of him as ‘Lord Protector’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 2016

The Lull before the Storm? A letter of Daniel Defoe an English Spy in 1706 #History #Scotland

After the drama of his previous letter, the English spy, Daniel Defoe, had curiously little to report to his handler and patron in his next letter of 23 November. He was not a super spy… Daniel Defoe, spy in Edinburgh, to Robert Harley, Saturday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

The Spy Daniel Defoe’s Secret Letter on Firebrands Against Union #History #Scotland

The author Daniel Defoe was an English spy deeply involved in securing the passage of the Union through the Parliament of Scotland in late 1706. Through elite contacts, support from England and the covert use of English money to lubricate the process,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 May 2016

The Man Who … Missed the Union: The Real Robinson Crusoe Discovered in 1709 #History #Scotland

While Daniel Defoe was an English spy was in Edinburgh at the heart of the Union Crisis of 1706 to 1708, the Scotsman, Alexander Selkirk, was marooned on the remote island of Más a Tierra. Defoe would later turn Selkirk’s story into Robinson...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2016

A Secret Letter of the Spy Daniel Defoe in 1706 #History #Scotland

As the Union Crisis mounted in Scotland, the English spy Daniel Defoe reported rumours that the Covenanters of the South and West were about to rise to raise Parliament and stop the Union. In Glasgow, the mob had made their opposition to Union clear....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2016

Secret Correspondence of the Spy Daniel Defoe in 1706 #History #Scotland

Daniel Defoe in Edinburgh to Robert Harley, English Northern Secretary, Wednesday 13 November, 1706: ‘At Dumfries they have burnt the Articles [of Union] in the market place, at Glasgow, they were about it, but the magistrates prevailed with them...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 May 2016

Covenanters Against the Union: Act against all Musters and Rendezvouses of 1706 #History #Scotland

On 30 November, 1706, most of the members of the Scottish Parliament voted to strike down a law under which armed, Protestant Scots could legally muster for the defence of their Kingdom. The new act was squarely aimed at the Society people and their allies...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 May 2016

Who was the Spy Daniel Defoe’s Agent called Pierce in 1706? #History #Scotland

In a letter at the height of the Union Crisis on 30 November, 1706, the English author and spy, Daniel Defoe, reports that he had sent an agent from Edinburgh to the West to dissuade Presbyterians from rising against the Treaty of Union. On the same day,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 May 2016

Daniel Defoe: An Intelligencer in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

After he arrived as an English spy in Scotland in October, 1706, Daniel Defoe lodged at the house of Mr. John Monro, her Majesty’s armourer, at the sign of the Half Moon by the Netherbow gate of Edinburgh. His correspondence from that period with...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 May 2016

Parliament Responds to the Covenanters Against the Union in 1706 #History #Scotland

On Saturday 30 November, 1706, Parliament responded to the tumults in Glasgow, the Society people’s declaration at Dumfries and letters organising an anti-Union rebellion in Lanarkshire, by ordering a proclamation that was probably proclaimed in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Apr 2016

The Hebronites’ Humble Address Against the Union in 1706 #History #Scotland

In 1706, the Society people of the Hebronites voiced their opposition to the Union… ‘But to leave this for a little, it will not be amiss to touch at the Incorporating Union of Scotland and England, which was about that time warmly agitat,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2016

The Cameronians and the Attempted Jacobite Rising of 1708 #History #Scotland

The veracity of the claims made John Ker of Kersland about his role as a spy in Union Crisis of 1706 to 1708 have been much debated. Whether he had the influence he maintained he had in his Memoirs in swaying the Hebronites and the Cameronians away from...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Apr 2016

‘Instead of minding their business as Farmers or Manufacturers’: On the Hebronites in 1705 #History #Scotland

While he was a burgh commissioner in the Scottish Parliament before the Union, John Clerk, younger of Penicuik, encountered John Hepburn and the Hebronites at Sanquhar in 1705. Clerk was an enlightened man, but like most of the elite of his time he was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Apr 2016

Covenanters Against the Union: The Hebronites’ Declaration of 1706 #History #Scotland

‘A great many People in the South were so opposite to the Union, that they conveened in Martial Order upon the 20 Day of November 1706, and burned the Printed Articles, &c. at the Cross of Dumfries, and caused Print an account of the same in...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Apr 2016

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