NO4515 : Covenanters' grave, Magus Muir

near to Strathkinness, Fife, Great Britain

Covenanters' grave, Magus Muir
Covenanters' grave, Magus Muir
Covenanters' burial ground on Magus Muir. This now tranquil spot saw the murder of Archbishop James Sharp on May 3rd 1679. At the time this area was close by the road into St Andrews from Ceres. Sharp was returning home to St Andrews with his daughter after a visit to Edinburgh. His coach was overtaken by Covenanters near this spot. They had been out hunting for the Sheriff at the time but Sharp was an even bigger prize, much hated for changing sides in this religious war. He was murdered near here. This small burial ground contains the remains of five Covenanters. They had been captured after the battle of Bothwell Brig and refused to take a pledge not to rebel again. They had little or nothing to do with Sharp's death but were hung here anyway and buried in this plot, just a few metres from the site of Sharp's demise.
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Sunday, 7 May, 2006   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 454 151 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:19.5074N 2:53.0676W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NO 455 151
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