religious persecution

The King’s Command – welcoming Rosemary Hayes and her new release

Those of you who are frequent readers of this blog know I have something of a fascination with religion–more specifically the conflicts between Catholics and Protestants that plagued Europe from the moment Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Cathedral. While the conflict ebbed and flowed (and at times became more political […]

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With the vocation of being a burr up the English backside

A pivotal role in my third book, The Prodigal Son, is played by Sandy Peden, the charismatic minister that has Matthew Graham risking life and limbs by his steadfast support of the Covenanter cause. While Matthew is a purely fictional character, Sandy Peden is not – and anyone familiar with the history of the Covenanters and

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When I dream, I dream of him – presenting my seventeenth century hero

I was very young and impressionable when I met my husband. To me, he was the equivalent of finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow (boy, I can see him squirm should he read this) and it helped that we both shared a childish sense of fun, with me hollering “Heathcliff”

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