Old Photograph Monument Drumclog Scotland
Old photograph of the Battlefield Monument at Drumclog, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. On Sunday, 1st June 1679, John Graham of Claverhouse, later Viscount Dundee, an arch persecutor of the Covenanters, attacked a large Conventicle being held at Drumclog, Lanarkshire. Many of the worshippers had come armed, and they resisted to such an extent that they routed Claverhouse and his dragoons. The euphoria following this victory was soon dissipated, for the authorities, alarmed at this open resistance, brought in a large Royalist army, which met a largish Covenanter force at Bothwell, exactly three weeks later. Despite initial success, the Covenanters were routed and very many were killed on the field of battle and in the ensuing flight from it.
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