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.
Posted by Rita Gerlach at 11:47 AM