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About ethyl smith

Historical fiction writer with Thunderpoint Publishing. Currently working on 17th century Scottish trilogy. Part one 'Changed Times' out April 2016

Hoo it wis then … Nae nice

They say that a wee bit o torture dis ye guid Ye’ve hud a few weeks freedom frae ma ramblins so mibbe it’s time tae dieve ye again aboot the past. Somethin a wee bit different this time. Supposin ye’d … Continue reading

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A week in the life o Richard Cameron

338 years ago on 22nd July Richard Cameron, whae wis ane o the maist important Covenanters, had his D day. Why ah’m a tellin ye this? … Weel he features in ma 2nd book ‘Dark Times’ which ah hope ye’ll … Continue reading

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22nd June 1679

Battle o Bothwell Brig …. a tragedy Richt here we go wi the Battle o Bothwell Brig but it’ll need tae be in twa pairts fur it’s ower complicated. Ah’ll gie ye the line up as it appears in ma … Continue reading

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Golden Jubilee Service

12th June Dalserf Kirk in the Clyde Valley, Scottish Covenanter Memorials Association Golden Jubilee …. An it didna rain. Whae are they? …. A bunch o die hard enthusiasts that gang aw roond the country tryin tae luk aifter memorials … Continue reading

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2016 Drumclog Conventicle

5th June 2016 TODAY ….. 337 years and 5 days aifter the Battle at Drumclog mair than 100 folk turned up for a Conventicle in memory o the Covenanters stand against John Graham o Claverhoose and his royalist troopers. It … Continue reading

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If you were working class

What was it like in Changed Times? Okay… lets step inside a typical farmhouse and see what we can find. We’ll start with a kitchen laid out in usual way for 17th century Scotland. Looks rather romantic but take a … Continue reading

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Three Heidstanes

┬áHonouring Alexander Peden Cumnock Graveyard Aifter thur deid maist folk git a heidstane tae mark wur they lie. Some git naethin but that’s hoo it is. But hoo mony git three heidstanes, each ane mair grand than the yin afore? … Continue reading

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