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The Execution of Richard Rumbold in Edinburgh, 1685 #History #Scotland

  After Richard Rumbold was captured in Lesmahagow and dragged through the streets of Edinburgh, he faced trial and execution on 26 June, 1685. The day before the assize, the privy council decided how he was to be executed: ‘And June 25th,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Dec 2017

The Notorious Plotter Richard Rumbold is Captured in Lesmahagow, 1685 #History #Scotland

In mid 1685, Richard Rumbold, one of the most notorious plotters of regicide in British History, was captured in an armed fight at Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire. Rumbold was escaping from the failed Argyll Rising against James VII. How The Republican Rumbold...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Dec 2017

The Battle of Muirdykes, 1685: Fountainhall’s Version #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall wrote an account of the battle of Muirdykes, which took place near Lochwinnoch on 18 June, 1685. He was not present at the battle and worked up his later account of it from reports he heard at the time: ‘The night before [the earl...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 Dec 2015

The Capture of the Earl of Argyll near Renfrew in 1685 #History #Scotland

18 June, 1685, the Argyll Rising ends with the earl allegedly captured by a drunken weaver… Lord Fountainhall records: ‘As to the singular and providentiall way of [the earl of] Argile’s taking, it was this: seing ther affairs marred,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 2 Dec 2015

Prophet Peden and the Pocket Watches: ‘The Earl is this Minute Fallen’ #History #Scotland

In mid June, 1685, as the Argyll Rising crumbled around Glasgow, a group of Covenanters came out in support of him in Galloway. Unfortunately for them, as they drew together for the rebellion, the earl of Argyll was captured just as his forces won a small...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 26 Nov 2015

The Battle of Muirdykes in 1685: George Brysson’s Memoir #History #Scotland

George Brysson, a foot soldier in the Argyll Rising, left a remarkable memoir of his part in the battle of Muirdykes on Thursday 18 June, 1685. His narrative is noteworthy for the detailed account he gives of the battle, his references to the wounding...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 22 Nov 2015

The Forgotten Battle of Muirdykes in 1685 #History #Scotland

The battle of Muirdykes has almost been forgotten. When it does appear in history, it is usually consigned to a footnote as the last desperate gasp of the doomed Argyll Rising of May to June, 1685. The Argyll Rising was an invasion of Scotland led by...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Nov 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 Forfeited Covenanters, 1679 to 1688

In 1690, the Scottish Parliament passed an act rescinding most of the forfeitures which had taken place under the Restoration Stewart regime. The published list is not perfect. It contains minor errors, duplicates some names and fails to mentions some...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jul 2014

Robert Hamilton in Broxburn Suspected of Plotting Assassinations Resists Torture in the Boots in 1680

Robert Hamilton appears to have been captured after others were taken at the Mutton Hole near Edinburgh on 12 November, 1680. Hamilton lived in Broxburn in Uphall parish, Linlithgowshire. His father was the chamberlain to the duke and duchess of Hamilton...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2012