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Modern St. George attacking the monster of despotism

“Burdett, wearing armour, attacks a seven-headed monster, which guards the gate of the Treasury, a heavy door in a stone arch (left). On his shield is a St. George’s Cross inscribed ‘Bill of Rights’ and ‘Magna Charta’;...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 28 May 2019

Mrs. Crowninshield goes to Washington

A colorful, albeit a bit light, source for women’s history is the collection of letters written home by Mary Boardman Crowninshield (1778-1840), the wife of Benjamin Crowninshield, a congressman and Secretary of the Navy under Presidents...
From: streets of salem on 27 Mar 2019

Memories of a violent era — and why I became a Canadian

JFK was murdered on November 22, 1963, fifty-five years ago today. I was nineteen and in university. I don’t remember the moment I learned — How is that possible? — but the images and the shock of it are indelible in my memory....
From: Baroque Explorations on 22 Nov 2018

A Petition About the Capture of James Renwick in 1688 #History #Scotland

After the Revolution, the capture of James Renwick on 1 February, 1688, was still a live issue. Some key Society people sought to get financial revenge on John Justice, the man who had led to Renwick’s capture when he had searched a house in Castlehill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Apr 2018

We Need Louise!

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve become a bit obsessed with the prospect of an exiled and extracted Phillips Library; even though I’m living through it, it’s still difficult for me to grasp how this could happen...
From: streets of salem on 8 Feb 2018

The Mystery of the Covenanters’ Panbreck Convention Site #History #Scotland

Panbreck was the site of the secretive United Societies’ thirteenth convention on 20 March, 1684. Where was this treasonable meeting held? … Panbreck Hill Faithful Contendings Displayed only gave a placename for the convention site: ‘[The...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Aug 2017

‘The Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke’, February, 1687 #History #Scotland

Lord Fountainhall reports: 13 February, 1687: ‘being Sunday.— At night the Tolbuith of Edinburgh is broke, and 16 malefactors and robbers escapes; yet George Drummond the keeper is not quarrelled for this, tho’ Mr. John Wanse and Arthur...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 13 Feb 2017

The Big Oak of Earlstoun, the Old Chapel and the Five Prophets #History #Scotland

After Alexander Shields escaped from prison, he and James Renwick met and preached together at Earlstoun Wood, beside Earlstoun Castle, in December 1686. Richard Cameron and Donald Cargill also knew Earlstoun and possibly preached there in 1680. Alexander...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Dec 2016

Flashing Blades and Swashing Buckles Revisited

Pretty full on with work and Christmas-related commitments this week, so I thought I’d reblog a post from four and a half years ago – which, although, it’s probably immodest to admit it, is ohttps://jddavies.com/2015/08/05/admiral-compress-and-conflate/ne...
From: Gentlemen and Tarpaulins on 13 Dec 2016

James Hogg’s Imagined Landscapes of the Covenanters #History #Literature #Scotland

In James Hogg’s novel, The Brownie of Bodsbeck (1818), John Graham of Claverhouse drives off stock in the Yarrow Valley for the reset of fugitives: Riskinhope and Chapelhope © Walter Baxter and licensed for reuse. ‘Upon the whole, there...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 20 Oct 2016

A Field in Scotland: The Covenants Renewed at Borland-hill in 1689 #History #Scotland

  The renewal of the Covenants at ‘Borland-hill’ on 3 March, 1689, was an important moment for the Society people in the wake of the Revolution. However, their plan to conduct renewals across the Societies’ heartlands was not carried...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 30 May 2016

Intercepted Mail: A Letter from the Ninth Convention to Brackel in 1683 #History #Scotland

At the beginning of June, 1683, Alexander Gordon of Earlstoun and Edward Aitkin were captured on a ship off Tynemouth. Among the papers seized was a letter that Earlstoun was carrying from the Societies’ ninth convention in Edinburgh on 8 May to...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jan 2016

Robert Louis Stevenson, ‘Heathercat’

Damn History. RLS was bound to write a novel on the Covenanters and Killing Times, the stories he had grown up on, but he died before he completed it … You just know that Stevenson had drunk deeply on Patrick Walker’s works, especially his...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Nov 2015

Accounts, South Shields and Bill Quay bottle works

Seven manuscript accounts varying in length from 9 to 14 pages each, dated 1790 and 1793 for two glass bottle factories, one at South Shields and the other at Bill Quay (now part of Gateshead) in County Durham. The inventories list figures for bottles,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 5 Dec 2014

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