16th Century. Conflict, Chaos and Corruption in Reformation Scotland He wants to reform Scotland, but his enemies will stop at nothing to prevent him. More
16th Century. Conflict, Chaos and Corruption in Reformation Scotland He wants to reform Scotland, but his enemies will stop at nothing to prevent him. Scotland 1559: Fiery reformer John Knox returns to a Scotland on the brink of civil war. Victorious, he feels confident of his place leading the reform until the charismatic young widow, Mary Queen of Scots returns to claim her throne. She challenges his position and initiates a ferocious battle of wills as they strive to win the hearts and minds of the Scots. But the treachery and jealousy that surrounds them both as they make critical choices in their public and private lives has dangerous consequence that neither of them can imagine.
In this final installment of the trilogy of the fiery reformer John Knox, Macpherson tells the story of a man and a queen at one of the most critical phases of Scottish history. ‘Macpherson has done for Knox what Hilary Mantel did for Cromwell.’ Scottish Field ‘This richly realized portrait of a complex man in extraordinary times is historical fiction at its finest.’ Linda Porter, author of Crown of Thistles; Katherine the Queen, Royal Renegades; Mistresses: Sex and Scandal at the Court of Charles II ‘Marie Macpherson has once again given us a cavalcade of flesh and blood characters living the early days of the Scottish Reformation in a complex tale told with economy and wit.’ S.G. MacLean author of The Seeker Series and Alexander Seaton mysteries