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On This Day: The Execution of James Renwick

Covenanters

17 February 2017

 

Condemned Covenanters being taken for execution in Edinburgh

 

On 17th February 1688 James Renwick, the last Covenanter martyr, was executed. He had been declared a rebel after renouncing his allegiance to Charles II in 1680 and declaring him a tyrant and usurper. The Covenanters resisted the efforts of Charles II to impose Episcopalian rule on the Scottish Kirk. He was hunted all over Scotland until he was finally caught in February 1688. After refusing to swear an oath to James VII/II, he was hanged in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket at the age of 26.

 

 

 

 

 

   
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