The Defeat and Pursuit of the Scottish Covenanters

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"

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4pp. 1 vols. Folio (32 cm). The Defeat and Pursuit of the Scottish Covenanters. Unbound, partly separated at fold. Wing N972.

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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.