"I am the AUTHOR. I OUTRANK you." -- Franz Liebkind
Alexander Peden (1626 – 26 January 1686), also known as Prophet Peden, was one of the leading forces in the Covenantermovement, was born at Auchincloich Farm near Sorn, Ayrshire, about 1626, and was educated at the University of Glasgow.
After the restoration of Charles II, Peden had to leave his parish under Middletons Ejectment Act in 1663. For ten years he wandered far and wide, bringing comfort and succour to his co-religionists, and often very narrowly escaping capture, spending some of his time in Ireland. To hide his identity, Peden took to wearing a cloth mask and wig, which are now on display in Edinburgh’s Museum of Scotland.
I’d be interested to know how well this worked. In my head it’s a bit like in Shakespeare plays where there’s someone in a crap disguise and no one bats an eyelid.
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