All to the Sword
Book 5 in the Dorset Chronicles
Release Date: Tuesday 25thMay
A letter comes for Henry, Earl of Sherborne. It contains an invitation. Grace, the countess, takes it upon herself to extend that invitation to her wider family. The party take ship from Southampton in the summer of 1691, bound for the beautiful coastal strip of North East Scotland.
Little did they know that it would be eight months before they returned to their homes in Dorset.
And in that time that they would witness one of the most shameful massacres seen in Britain. Shameful, not only for the murder of their hosts, or the way women and children had to flee out into the snowbound mountains that frown upon the glens below. But doubly so, for the government stood squarely but secretly behind the murders.
“You are hereby ordered to fall upon the rebels, the MacDonalds of Glencoe, and put all to the sword under seventy. You are to have special care that the old fox and his sons do upon no account escape your hands. You are to secure all the avenues that no man escape.”
Some MacDonalds did escape and lived to tell a tale of wickedness and hate. But equally, some of the Davenport Clan from Dorset found themselves in the deepest of danger, fleeing for their lives, condemned by the authorities as murderers themselves.
Will they escape or will they be massacred like the MacDonalds?
And who will bring to light the government’s heinous crimes, thus forcing a reckoning?
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