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THE MONUMENT AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE, WHERE THE COVENANTERS MET DISASTER

THE MONUMENT AT BOTHWELL BRIDGE, WHERE THE COVENANTERS MET DISASTER

At Bothwell Bridge, three miles south-east of Glasgow, the Covenanters encountered the Royal forces under the Duke of Monmouth It was their worst military disaster and the inscription on the monument shown in the photograph conjures up in few words all the anger and bitterness of their defeat. They lost about four hundred killed, and more than twice that number were captured and dealt with according to the ruthless and vindictive code of their persecutors. Five were executed on Magus Moor in revenge for the murder of Archbishop Sharp

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