Mary of Orange: At the Mercy of Kings is another fantastic book from Linda Finlayson. She is an author who can certainly dig out a story. She finds characters of the Christian church that have been discarded or forgotten over the decades and reintroduces them with fresh life and vigour. Before Linda’s manuscript arrived I hadn’t read anything about Mary of Orange and by the time I’d reached the last chapter I was wondering why I’d never read anything about her. She is an example of a true Christian woman, a godly wife and between her and her husband they changed the future of their nation and the world in such a dramatic way. If you’ve ever heard of the Bill of Rights in America – that particular document owes a lot to the Glorious Revolution of William and Mary and their original constitutional document that limited the power of the sovereign and gave the people a real democracy and freedom of speech.
Mary of Orange: At the Mercy of Kings is currently available in the UK and will be releasing in the US July 2012.