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Henry Aston (1701—1748)

The Honourable and Reverend Henry Aston, Rector of Shotley in Suffolk, subscribed for two copies of Kirby’s Historical Account. However, beneath the sober clerical garb beat the degenerate heart of a minor lordling, for Henry Aston was in fact a...
From: Kirby and his world on 12 May 2020

Easter at Anne Hathaway’s in lockdown

Anne Hathaway’s Cottage Describing Easter, Nicholas Breton in Fastasticks wrote “There is mirth and job where there is health and liberty…I conclude it is a day of much delightfulness: the sun’s dancing day and the Earth’s...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 12 Apr 2020

Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Scotland’s “Most Armoured” Monument Found near Shotts #History #Scotland

This monument looks like an electricity substation, but there are good reasons for its formidable defences. It has been dynamited, yes, DYNAMITED, and destroyed twice. You can forget the statue to the Duke of Sutherland, what is possibly Scotland’s...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Apr 2020

Rediscovered for #History: The Deer Slunk near Shotts, Fauldhouse, Forth and Wilsontown #Scotland

Congratulations to Gregor Steele for finding and photographing The Deer Slunk, a place which was lost to History and not on any maps. On Christmas Day, 2018, I posted a challenge to find ‘a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor’ near Shotts....
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 18 Mar 2020

Belt Bag, Shot Pouch & Cartridge Box Primary Documentation.

Bag, pouch, belt bag, belt pouch.Shot pouch, shot bag.Cartouche box or cartridge box.Shot bag or shot pouch for goose shot.Large shot pouch or shot bag for bird shot.Ball bag or ball pouch for ball.Small shot bag or shot pouch for bird shot.For those...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Jan 2020

The Covenanter Donald Cargill’s Narrow Escape at Watersaugh near Wishaw #History #Scotland

Near Wishaw is a ruined house where the Covenanter Donald Cargill is said to have escaped. Between mid 1679 and mid 1681, Cargill was probably the “Most-Wanted” fugitive in Scotland. Not only had he begun a rebellion against King Charles II...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 17 Oct 2018

British Museum Shot Pouch. Undated!

 Museum number Am1991,09.4 Full: Front Rectangular flat pouch or bag, with strap, fingerwoven of wool. The flat bag is constructed from one or two pieces of red wool plaited cloth, with a central resist [undyed] paler horizontal stripe...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Oct 2017

Casting of birdshot and fowling lead balls. Diderot.

Plate I: Casting of Birdshot, Water Casting Plate II: Casting of Birdshot, Water Casting Plate III: Casting of Birdshot, Mold Casting https://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=did;cc=did;rgn=main;view=text;idno=did2222.0001.496
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 9 Sep 2017

16th-century Surgical Instruments: Forcipes denticulatae

Some of the ornate forceps in Jean Tagault’s De chirurgica institutione (Venice, 1544). I particularly like the little dragon heads on the ends of the handles. This copy is from Haverford’s Special Collections, call #R128.6 .T3 1544.Jean Tagault...
From: Darin Hayton on 16 Dec 2016

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
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From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

Three Days on the Road with John MacMillan: Lesmahagow and Douglas in 1707 #History #Scotland

For three consecutive days in 1707, we can follow in the footsteps of John MacMillan through his record of baptisms among the McMillanites… At ‘Suffield moor in Lasmehagow’, Lesmahagow parish, Lanarkshire, Sunday 3 August, 1707. ‘Suffield’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 14 Sep 2016

The McMillanites near Lanark and Carnwath #History #Scotland

John MacMillan conducted baptisms among the McMillanite Society people at Castlehill near Lanark, Carnwath Moor and Henshilwood near Carnwath from 1708. ‘Castlehill’, Lanark parish, Lanarkshire, Thursday 12 February, 1708. Castlehilll was...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Sep 2016

Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide

Book review: Musket Ball and Small Shot Identification: A Guide by Daniel M. Sivilich (University of Chicago Press, 2016) [BUY NOW ON AMAZON] The title of this book makes it sound like a highly technical tract interesting only to those doing...

What Do You See Here?

The description is as follows:X-ray of a Brown Bess musket recovered by LAMP archaeologists from an American Revolutionary War era shipwreck lost in December 1782. It is believed to be a 1769 Short Land Pattern and is loaded with buck & ball...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 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

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

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