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Scottish Covenanter stories : tales from the killing times

Author: Dane Love
Publisher: Glasgow : Neil Wilson Pub., ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fifty tales from the annals of the 'Killing Times' when Bonnie Dundee carried out the edict of King Charles II by hunting down and persecuting the Covenanters throughout Southern and Central Scotland.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Church history
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dane Love
ISBN: 1897784988 9781897784983
OCLC Number: 66526154
Description: xvii, 242 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction xi Author's Note xvii 1. Early Martyrs 1 The first martyrs - Archibald Campbell, 1st Marquis of Argyll - Rev James Guthrie - Lord Johnston of Wariston 2. Fought With Great Renown 7 Pentland Rising - Beginnings at Dalry - March to Edinburgh - Battle of Rullion Green - Unknown martyr - Subsequent executions 3. A Fat Christmas-pie To The Prelates 16 Life of Rev Hugh MacKail 4. Gibbets Were in Fashion Then 20 Executions following Pentland - Ayr and Irvine hangmen - Executions at Ayr, Irvine, Dumfries and Glasgow 5. Conventicles 25 Rev Gabriel Semple - Communion - Armed conventicles - Communion Stones - James Davie 6. The Highland Host 30 Kilmarnock incidents - Mauchline martyrs - Russells of Falla Hill - Account of losses 7. Peace To Each Noble Martyr's Honour'd Shade 35 Tam Dalyell at Dean Castle - David Findlay - James Robertson - John Finlay 8. Bluidy Clavers 39 John Graham of Claverhouse - Andrew Richmond - William Graham - William Moffat - Matthew MacIlwraith - Andrew Hislop 9. Bloody Bruce Did Murder Me 46 Andrew Bruce of Earlshall - James Kirk - Thomas MacHaffie 10. Flying Thither For His Life 50 Andrew Brodie of Forgandenny - Conventicle on Culteuchar Hill 11. A Follower Of The Lamb 53 Rev John Welwood of Perth - Prophecies - Burial of Welwood 12. Heads And Hands Of Martyrs Off 56 Murder of Archbishop Sharp of St Andrews - Andrew Ayton - Andrew Guillane - Laurence Hay and Andrew Pittulloch 13. A Rencounter At Drumclog 62 Battle of Drumclog - Retreat to Strathaven - March to Glasgow 14. We At Bothwell Did Appear 68 Battle of Bothwell Bridge - Arguments amongst Covenanting forces - Aftermath of battle - Mary Rae's Well - Greyfriars' prisoners - Arthur Inglis - Arthur Tacket - Hangings 15. Deerness 75 Covenanters transported by ship - Shipwreck at Deerness, Orkney - Martyrs lost and those who survived 16. An Encounter With The Bloody Enemies Of Truth 82 Sanquhar Declaration - Battle of Airds Moss - Death of Richard Cameron - Covenanters executed thereafter 17. The Gallant Gordons 87 Gordons of Earlstoun Castle - William Gordon killed on way to Bothwell - Alexander Gordon 18. Noncomplyance With A Wicked Time 92 Covenanters of Lanarkshire - Lanark fines - Conventicles - William Lawrie of Blackwood - John Brown - William Paterson and John Barrie - John Smith - William Cochrane - William Young - John Willison 19. Dust Sacrificed To Tyranny 98 Alexander Smith - Inchbelly Bridge - James Smith - John Wharry - William Boick 20. Where Pleasant Nisbet Lies 101 Nisbet ancestry - John Nisbet - James Nisbet - Persecutor Robert Nisbet - Midland martyrs - John Nisbet Junior 21. Grisell Hume's Midnight Tryst 106 Sir Patrick Hume - Robert Baillie of Jerviswood - Grisell Hume - George Baillie 22. Captain Paton - The Gallant Officer 109 Captain John Paton - Part at Pentland Rising - Capture at Floak - Execution 23. Bless'd John, On Yonder Rock Confin'd 112 Rev John Blackader - Troqueer - Removal from church - Son's memoirs - Conventicles - Bass Rock 24. Lyons Thus Cruelly Devoured Me 117 Covenanters transported to Edinburgh - Rescue at Enterkin Pass - Search for those involved - Daniel MacMichael 25. By Bloody Graham Were Taken 122 Curate of Carsphairn - John Dempster - Grierson of Lag - Incident at Carsphairn manse - Auchencloy martyrs - Martyrs at Kirkcudbright 26. Donald Cargill 127 Rev Donald Cargill - Sermon in Barony Church - Cargill's Loup - Rutherglen Declaration - Henry Hall of Haughhead - Queensferry - Starryshaw - Cargillites - Conventicles - Capture and execution 27. Colonel James Douglas's Killing Year 133 Galloway martyrs - George Martin - Edward MacKean - David Martin - Thomas Richard - John Semple - Thomas MacClorgan - Adam MacWhann - John Hallume - Robert MacWhae 28. By Lag So Wickedly Were Shot 140 Sir Robert Grierson of Lag - Strange incidents at his death - Lochenkit - Kirkpatrick Irongray - Allan's Cairn - George Short and David Halliday 29. Most Impiously And Cruelly Murthered 146 Martyrs of Caldons, Glen Trool - Chaldaeans story - Escaping Covenanter 30. Shot To Death Upon Kirkconnell Moor 149 John Bell of Whiteside - Covenanters at Kirkconnell Moor 31. To Murder Saints Was No Sweet Play 153 Major Balfour's actions - John Richmond - Glasgow martyrs - Cathcart martyrs - Archibald MacAulay - Eaglesham Covenanters - James Algie and John Park 32. Some Muirkirk Covenanters 160 William Adam - Campbells of Wellwood 33. Shot At Minnyhive Moss 164 William Smith - Buried beneath his parents' threshold 34. A Tyger Rather Than A Scot 167 James White - Attack on Little Blackwood - Head used as a football - Release of Newmilns prisoners - John Law - James Smith 35. By Bloody Drummond They Were Shot 171 Sir William Drummond of Cromlix - Alexander Linn - Barrhill martyrs - William MacAdam - Carrick martyrs 36. Babel's Bastard Had Command 175 Ingliston martyrs 37. Butchered By Clavers 177 John Brown of Priesthill - Martyrdom by Graham of Claverhouse 38. Within The Sea Ty'd To A Stake 181 Wigtown martyrs - Margaret Lachlane and Margaret Wilson - The Wilson family - Drowning in the Solway 39. They Socht Them Out 187 John Hunter and James Welsh - Death at Devil's Beef Tub 40. Shot In This Place 189 Craignorth martyrs - Carsgailoch martyrs - David Dun and Simon Paterson - Hugh Hutchison - James Campbell - George Corson and John Hair 41. John Paterson Of Pennyvenie 195 Paterson's various escapes - Damming of the River Doon 42. Without Sentence Of law 198 Wigtownshire Covenanters - Sir John Dalrymple - William Johnstone, John Milroy and George Walker 43. The Dunnottar Dungeon 202 Covenanters marched to Dunnottar Castle - Conditions in the vault - An escape - Patrick Walker - Robert MacLellan - Rev Archibald Riddell and other prisoners 44. The Sorn Garrison 208 Sorn Castle garrison - Curate's Steps - Lewis Lauder - William Shillilaw 45. Raised After Six Weeks Out Of The Grawf 211 Rev Alexander Peden - New Luce - Capture at Knockdow - Bass Rock - Escape from banishment - Death of Peden - Death not the end 46. A Wand'rer Now A Martyr 218 Steel family of Lesmahagow - Captain John Steel - David Steel - Bello Path incident - Skellyhill martyrdom 47. Banisht I Was For Covenanted Cause 222 Banished Covenanters - Gilbert and William Milroy - Douglas Covenanters - John Mathieson - Sufferings en route - James Callum - John Corbet - Hardships endured - William Sprot 48. William Cleland 228 His part in Covenanting battles - Dunkeld siege 49. James Renwick 232 Rev James Renwick - Conventicles - Time in the Netherlands - Sanquhar Declaration - Capture in Edinburgh 50. Appearing For The Rescue Of Mr David Houston 238 Rescue at Bello Path - John MacGeachan - George Wood - The Last Martyr Bibliography 241 Index 243
Responsibility: Dane Love.

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Dane Love has produced an admirably accessible account of a complex and bloody period. The Scotsman This book is a jewel of short stories about the terrible days in South West Scotland, when it was Read more...

 
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