Geddes, Jenny

Geddes, Jenny, an Edinburgh worthy who on 23rd July 1637 immortalised herself by throwing her stool at the head of Laud's bishop as he proceeded from the desk of St. Giles's in the city to read the Collect for the day, exclaiming as she did so, “Deil colic the wame o' thee, fause loon, would you say Mass at my lug,” which was followed by great uproar, and a shout, “A Pape, a Pape; stane him”; “a daring feat, and a great,” thinks Carlyle, “the first act of an audacity which ended with the beheading of the king.”

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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