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(Bothwell Bridge, Battle of)
News from Ireland. being, The Examination and Confession of William Kelso, a Scotch Rebel, taken in Ireland, whether he fled, after the Defeat of the Rebels in Scotland; before George Rawdon, Esquire; Out of His majesties Justices of the Peace there. Also A Letter from C. George MacCartney, Giving an Account of several Barks full of Scotch Rebels, seen coming from Scotland to Ireland. Together with a Proclamation set out by the Duke of Ormond, for their Apprehension
n.p. [London?]: s.n, "Printed in the Year 1679" 4pp. 1 vols. Folio (32 cm). The Defeat and Pursuit of the Scottish Covenanters. The context here is the late-breaking news of the crushing defeat of he Scottish Covenanters at the Battle of Borthwell Bridge, on June 22, 1679, by government troops under the Duke of Monmouth, only 5 days prior the the publication of these relaed events. Several hundred Covenanters were killed, 1,200 were taken prisoner and marched off to Edinburgh, but several -- like William Kelso -- fled to Ireland. His capture and examination is recounted here; a report several boats of rebels sailing to Ireland; and a call for their apprehension by Ormond Viceroy of Ireland, on June 30 After the battle, the surviving Covenanters were ruthlessly pursued and killed, and many banished to America. Wing N972. Unbound, partly separated at fold.
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