"dinna begin a Boddel Brigg business in your ain house"
Monument commemorating the Battle of Bothwell Bridge. The inscription reads: "In honour of the Covenanters who fought and fell in the Battle of Bothwell Bridge 22nd June 1679 in defence of civil and religious liberty" - Credit: Elliott Simpson
The Battle of Bothwell Bridge
took place on 22nd
June 1679 after the murder of the Episcopalian Archbishop James Sharp
inflamed the ire of the Covenanters. Some 6,000 men opposed the Duke of Monmouth’s
army, which comprised around 5,000 regular troops and militia. Lacking ammunition, artillery and experience, the Covenanters were roundly defeated with around 600 men killed and a further 1,200 taken prisoner.