Robert Wodrow

Robert Wodrow (1679 - 1734), also referred to in some literature as Woodrow,  is known as the faithful historian of the Covenanters and author of the 2-volume work, "The History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland from the Restoration to the Revolution", 1721.

A great collector of material relating to the Covenanting period and a son of the Professor of Divinity at Glasgow University, Wodrow was also a University librarian and in 1703 was ordained minister of Eastwood. He benefited from the Patronage of the Maxwells of Pollok.

Many of his manuscripts remain unpublished in the National Library of Scotland. His writing, although partisan and sometimes inaccurate, does nonetheless remain the main source about this period for later historians.