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John Porteous, Captain Of The City Guard Of Edinburgh, Over-reacted To Riots Cau ...

John Porteous, Captain Of The City Guard Of Edinburgh, Over-reacted To Riots Cau ...

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Description: John Porteous, Captain of the City Guard of Edinburgh, over-reacted to riots causing 6 deaths. Arrested for murder and found guilty, he was eventually dragged from his cell and lynched by the mob, dying just before midnight on 7 September 1736.

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