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1679 Battle Bothwell Bridge

  This drawing is taken from an old ‘magic lantern’ series of slides from the 1890’s. The scene depicts the Battle of Bothwell Bridge. The Battle of Bothwell Bridge, or Bothwell Brig, took place on 22 June 1679. It was fought between government troops and militant Presbyterian Covenanters, and signalled the end of their brief […]