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Courts-Martial of the Corps of Light Infantry, 1779

Orderly books are great sources of information for military historians. Their contents are a treasure, and include everything from general and regimental orders, returns,... The post Courts-Martial of the Corps of Light Infantry, 1779 appeared first on...

The longevity of Mary Aubry who was executed by burning in 1688

Sometimes during my research, which currently involves collecting and collating information about the treatment of a corpse after death, I come across the story of an individual who has sparked something within the minds of his or her contemporaries and...
From: We-hang-out-a-lot-in-cemeteries on 30 Jul 2019

Peeling a Charley

“Peel kicks a lean old watchman behind, and drags from his shoulders his patched and tattered coat. Just behind him (right) is a big bonfire in which a watch-box and battered lanterns are blazing; beside it lie more lanterns, a rattle, and staves....
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 Apr 2019

Fashionable ties, or, Modern neckcloths

A macabre caricature divided into two compartments, The Dandy and The Dangle. On the left, a strutting dandy ties his neckcloth in front of a mirror saying: ‘I declare these large Neckcloths are monstrously handy, They [serve] for a shirt too and...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 12 Mar 2019

Joshua Huddy: The Scourge of New Jersey Loyalists

New Jersey is known as the “Crossroads of the Revolution” because its location between New York and Philadelphia, as well as its strategic importance... The post Joshua Huddy: The Scourge of New Jersey Loyalists appeared first on Journal of...

The Death and Resurrection of Major John Andre

John Andre’s body hung in silence for thirty minutes before being taken down. It was placed carefully in a simple open coffin crudely painted... The post The Death and Resurrection of Major John Andre appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Testimony of James Graham Hanged between Edinburgh & Leith, 9 December, 1684 #History #Scotland

James Graham was hanged at the Gallowlee on 9 December, 1684. George Jackson, Thomas Wood and Thomas Robertson were hanged with him. James Graham’s brother, William Graham, was killed by Claverhouse’s troop of Horse in 1682. The Last Testimony...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Dec 2017

Testimony of John Potter Executed at Edinburgh’s Mercat Cross 1 December, 1680 #History #Scotland

The Testimony of John Potter, a Farmer, who lived in the parish of Uphall in Linlithgowshire, and suffered at the Mercat Cross of Edinburgh, December 1, 1680. ‘All you spectators and auditors, I desire your attention to a few words, and I shall...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Dec 2017

The Last Dying Speech and Confession of Jack Straw

In 1381, one of the most important events in English medieval history occurred: the Peasants’ Revolt. Under the leadership of a former soldier, Wat Tyler (d. 1381), a radical priest, John Ball (d. 1381), and Jack Straw (d. 1381), approximately 50,000...

Two Covenanters, James Nicol and William Young, Hanged in Edinburgh #History #Scotland

A fragment of information on the execution of James Nicol and William Young at the Grassmarket, Edinburgh, is found in the records of Edinburgh Tolbooth under ‘27th September 1684’: ‘James Nicoll & W[illia]m Young execut in ye grasmercat...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Nov 2016

Secret London--Merriment, Martrydom and Mass Execution at Smithfield...

Civitas Londinum, 1561 Like the lost River Fleet, another location in London that has long intrigued me is the infamous Smithfield market; a site of enormous contrasts: executions and extreme devotions, torture and merry-making.In the Middle Ages, ...
From: Susanna Calkins, Author on 5 Mar 2016

A full and true account of the surprising trial…

The woodcut shows a man under the guillotine with the executioner’s hand on the rope ready to release the blade. Title: A full and true account of the surprising trial and condemnation of his most Christian Majesty Louis XVI … Publication: Norwich...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 22 Jan 2016

A Witness to the Execution of Richard ‘Hannibal’ Rumbold in 1685 #History #Scotland

William Maxwell of Cardoness recorded the brutal execution of one of Argyll’s men, Richard ‘Hannibal’ Rumbold, a Cromwellian veteran and renowned plotter against Charles II, in Edinburgh. Under 26 June, 1685, he notes: ‘But I must...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Jan 2016

August Martyrs: Blesseds Christopher Robinson and Hugh Green

Other than their priesthood and their secret mission to England, these two martyrs from two different centuries have in common not just the method of their martyrdom but the horrendous ineptitude of their executioners:Blessed Christopher Robinson, martyred...

Nancy Bilyeau on Cromwell's Execution--and Sir Walter Hungerford

For the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, author Nancy Bilyeau writes about the former Earl of Essex, Thomas Cromwell's execution--and the other man who suffered beheading on July 28, 1540:Cromwell was arrested on June 10, 1540, in a way meant...

Last Dying Speeches....the last words of Criminals and Quakers

In my third historical mystery, The Masque of a Murderer, Lucy Campion, printer's apprentice, has been asked to record the last words of a dying Quaker. He had been run over by a cart and horse the day before, and was slowly dying from his extensive injuries....
From: Susanna Calkins, Author - Blog on 1 Apr 2015

The Gypsies’ Field of Blood at Romanno, 1677

On 1 October, 1677, a ‘battle’ between gypsies took place near Romanno Bridge in Peeblesshire. Five men were later hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket in connection with the battle. Their story then takes a bizarre turn that could almost come straight...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 15 Mar 2015

The Execution of An Atheist: “Jock of Broad Scotland”

A seventeenth-century newspaper, Mercurius Politicus, reports in the number for June 26-July 3, 1656, the following account of one of the cases that had come before the Cromwellian Protectorate’s judges, Judge Smith and Judge Lawrence, in their...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Feb 2015

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