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battle of Bothwell Bridge


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1679.

After the murder in May 1679 of Archbishop James Sharp of St Andrews, a zealous episcopalian, the covenanters rose in the south‐west. They defeated John Graham of Claverhouse (Viscount Dundee) at Drumclog on 1 June and occupied Glasgow, but were routed by James, duke of Monmouth, at Bothwell Bridge on 22 June.

Subjects: British History.


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