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Posted on 10/28/2014


Photo taken on October 28, 2014



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Twynholm
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Covenanter's Headstone, Twynholm Parish Church

Covenanter's Headstone, Twynholm Parish Church
The front of the stone (left) reads
"MEMENTO MORI" (at the top)
HERE
LYES ANDREU
MCROBERT WHO WAS
SURPRISED AND
SHOT TO DEATH
IN THE PAROCH OF
Continued on the reverse (right)
[T]ONGLAND BY
GRIER OF LAGG
FOR HIS ADHERE
ENCE TO SCOT
LANDS REFORMATION
COVENANTS NATION
ALL AND SOLEMN
LEAGUE 1685

Andrew McRobert was a believer in the National Covenant of 1638, which is probably one of the most important covenants of Scottish History, it declared the "firm determination of its Presbyterian authors and subscribers to resist to the death the claims of the King and his minions to override the Crown Rights of the Redeemer in His Kirk". The Stuart kings strongly believed in the Divine Right of the Monarch. Not only did they believe that God wished them to be the infallible rulers of their kingdom - they also believed that they were the spiritual heads of the Church of Scotland. This latter belief could not be accepted by the Scots, no man, even if he was a king, could be spiritual leader of their church; only Christ could be the spiritual head of a Christian church. This led to the Covenanters holding secret church meetings in remote places often in the open air, but sometimes they were caught and many were shot on the spot. Some, though, would be hanged or tied to a stake in a tidal river and drowned; usually without a lawful trial. These were horrific times that went by the name of "The Killing Times".

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Fortescue38
Fortescue38
I've never seen anything stone quite like that. It's very unusual.
2 years ago.