By Gilbert Morris
Brandon Winslow may fairly gamble and common taverns than attend church. So how does he locate himself on the leading edge of the resistance to Bloody Mary’s try to eliminate—at sword’s aspect, if want be—the Protestant faith?
During the reign of Mary I of England—"Bloody Mary"—young Brandon Winslow (son of Stuart, protagonist of Honor within the dirt, the first publication within the Winslow Breed sequence) reveals himself in dire straits. After being flogged after which drummed out of the army for seducing the spouse of his commanding officer, he sinks right into a lifetime of playing and petty fraud besides Lupa, the reasonable gypsy girl who nursed him again to healthiness.
After Mary weds Prince Philip of Spain, she starts to paintings in earnest to set up Catholicism because the in basic terms religion in England—and to execute Protestants. whilst Brandon sees numerous humans burned on the stake in London for his or her religion, the adventure adjustments him: even if he has been just a nominal member of the Church of britain, he reveals himself pressured to forestall these accountable for those outrages—and to take action ahead of his uncle Quentin, a pastor, is himself burned on the stake. regrettably, the one option to retailer Quentin and such a lot of others is to make Princess Elizabeth (who is herself at risk of death at Mary’s hand) queen. And that, in fact, will be treason. Punishable via loss of life.
But then, Brandon has regularly been a gambler . . .
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