Sunday, June 22, 2008

Portrait of a Martyr

Anita Davison wrote a moving piece on the blog site Unusual Historicals entitled Martyrs of Soloway. She shares with her readers the story of the Covenanters of 1685. A widow stood for her faith in the face of execution. A father was forced to chose which of his two daughters would live, and which would die a martyr's death.

Anita included a painting done by John Everett Millais in 1871 of martyr Margaret Wilson. Although he never saw Margaret in the flesh, I believe he captured the essence of her courage.

I urge you to visit Anita's post and read this interesting, yet sad story.


Your Coach for the Journey, Tiffany Colter said...


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog. I'm glad it was helpful for you.

This book sounds very powerful, I'm going to swing over there to check it out. Thank you so much.

And be encouraged, writing is a process. I wrote over 200,000 final draft words [that means I didn't count rough draft words] and only had an award win to show for it. However, one of those books opened an important door for me.

Keep pushing forward!! Hope to see you at our blog again soon. Tiff

Anita Davison said...

Hello Rita

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog at Unusual Historicals - it's my first contribution to the blog and I was a bit nervous. I love the pre-Raphaelites and it was in fact the beautiful painting of Margaret Wilson which brought my attention to her fate - after some research into the Scottish Covenanters, I began to understand the non-conformists more. Thus the post. My hero in my wip, a Victorian Gothic Romance, also wins the heart of the heroine with his recounting of her tragic story and his admiration for the painting.
I'm glad you think it's beautiful too.

MissDaisyAnne said...

Thank you for your lovely blog!