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William of Orange

William of Orange was declared King of Scotland, England and Ireland in 1689. This immediately followed the deposition of James VII and II; as a result, William and his wife Mary, who had been proclaimed Queen, were the first people that the Jacobites...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 17 Aug 2018

Covenanter Prisoners Reject Unlawful Rule of William of Orange in 1693 #History #Scotland

The Revolution had put William of Orange and Queen Mary in power in 1689. However, some Covenanters who had proclaimed the Tinwald Paper in 1692 rejected their authority. They were imprisoned in Edinburgh’s Canongate Tolbooth: ‘This is a just...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Apr 2018

The Other Glorious Revolution: The Covenanters’ “Rabbling of the Curates” in 1688 #History Scotland

Not all revolutionaries want the same thing. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 is no exception to that rule. On Christmas Day, 1688, amidst the chaos of the fall of James VII’s regime, armed Cameronian Covenanters launched a coordinated campaign of...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Aug 2017

James VII & II

On 16th September 1701 James VII & II died of a stroke in exile, at the Chateau of St Germain-en-Laye in France. Aged 67 when he died James led a complicated life and within it lie some of the roots of Jacobitism. James II & VII...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 16 Sep 2016

Battle of Aughrim

On 12th July 1691 the Battle of Aughrim commenced and was one of the decisive battles of the Williamite War in Ireland. It effectively ended Jacobitisim in Ireland, leaving subsequent Jacobite Risings to be fought just in England and Scotland. The...
From: Culloden Battlefield on 19 Aug 2016

The Great Snowball Tumult at Glasgow Cathedral in 1689 #History #Scotland

On a snowy morning soon after the Revolution, forty women gathered in the main door of Glasgow Cathedral. They were about to provoke a riot… Sunday the 17 February, 1689, was the day that some of Glasgow’s burgh elite and citizens chose to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 May 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

Capturing the Flag: How Gypsies in the Scots Army settled at Kirk Yetholm in 1695 #History #Scotland

The Siege of Namur in 1685 In April, 1689, William Bennet, younger, of Grubbet and Henry Erskine, Lord Cardross, both raised troops to defend the Revolution that settled William of Orange as King of Scots. Bennet became captain of a troop of fifty horse...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jan 2016

The First Blow of a Revolution: The Felling of Mauchline’s Gallows in 1688

Almost every revolution begins with an attack on the unpopular or hated symbols of the authority of the state. In Scotland, the felling of the gallows at Mauchline in Ayrshire probably signalled the beginning of the so-called ‘Glorious’ Revolution...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 Sep 2014

A Rain of Blood in Scotland, October 1688.

A reign of blood ended with a rain of blood… It seems too neat that the downfall of James VII, the king in whose reign the Killing Times had taken place, would be preceded by a blood rain. However, that is, apparently, what happened, but that was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 27 Sep 2014

On the Eve of the Glorious Revolution: Alexander Shields’ Field Preaching at Upper Dalveen

On Sunday 4 November, 1688, Alexander Shields held a field preaching at Upper Dalveen in Durisdeer parish… Upper Dalveen © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. The preaching is recorded in a letter sent on Thursday 8 November, 1688, from ‘Jon...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Sep 2014

Blessed Pope Innocent XI and James II

Blessed Pope Innocent XI died on August 12, 1689. His papacy is known for his efforts to reform and simplify life in the Vatican and throughout the Church. He was also an opponent of King Louis XIV's Gallicanism and absolutism. As the Catholic Encyclopedia...

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