The sword featured in “Scotland’s Forgotten Suffering” (episode three of Scotland’s Forgotten History) was owned by Captain John Paton from Fenwick in Ayrshire.  He fought with the Covenanters at the Pentland Rising, Battle of Drumclog and Battle of Bothwell Bridge.  He was executed in the Grassmarket on 9 May 1684.  Matthew Vogan is in the Magdalen Chapel where Paton’s body would have been prepared prior to burial in the nearby Greyfriars Kirkyard.


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