Martyrland: A Tale of Persecution from the Days of the Scottish Covenanters
Author: Robert Simpson
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'Over 18,000 saints of God had been martyred before the ascension of William III to the throne of England in 1688 and the subsequent 'Glorious Revolution' which brought an end to the terrible persecutions in Scotland...There are many historical records and accounts of the exploits of the Covenanters, but Martyrland stands in a league all of its own. If you would like to be transported in your imagination back to the 17th Century and enabled to vividly hear, and see, and smell, and feel all that went on, then this book is going to capture your mind in a way that you will not easily forget! One piece of friendly advice: Don't let your Spouse know of this book until AFTER you have read it. I made that mistake, and for a few weeks my wife and I were racing to be first in bed so as to get first dabs on what still remains our favorite historical narrative!' - Pastor Robert Elliott, Riverside, California
Rev. Robert Simpson (1792-1867) was the minister of North United Presbyterian Church of Sanquhar, Scotland for forty-eight years. An honorary degree was conferred by Princeton College, U.S., 1853. In addition to Martyrland he was author of The Two Shepherds, The Minister and his Hearer, Traditions of the Covenanters, Life of the Rev. James Renwick, A Voice from the Desert, Memorials of Worth, History of Sanquhar, and Cottars of the Glen.
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