By H. Michael Buck
Grassmarket sq. in Edinburgh, Scotland, is in general a spot the place civic occasions are introduced to the general public. yet on someday in July 1681, it turns into the backdrop for whatever darkish and violent: another Covenanter execution.
So starts off the extreme story of younger James Renwick, one of many males on the head of the Covenanter flow in seventeenth-century Scotland.
When England appoints its king because the head of the church in Scotland, many Scottish Presbyterians—or Covenanters—refuse to just accept this new coverage. With ardour and bravado, James Renwick leads the Covenanters in defiance opposed to England.
But what begins as a political place quick turns deadly as increasingly more Covenanters are accomplished. on the heart of the political turmoil, Renwick reveals himself falling extra deeply in love with Jean Hamilton, a gorgeous Scottish lady, and he’s quickly torn among hearing his middle and serving his state.
Last Execution at Grassmarket is an exhilarating examine considered one of Scotland’s such a lot heartbreaking chapters. Peace is at the horizon, yet will Renwick locate the energy to outlive? Will he manage to outrun the bloodstained achieve of England’s king and his army forces?
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Last Execution at Grassmarket: A Novel by H. Michael Buck