Doctor Adrian was a scholar, living in peaceful seclusion in Antwerp, the Netherlands, until a fugitive Protestant preacher and his daughter Rose sought sanctuary in one of his rooms. Before knowing it, he was embroiled in the defense of the Protestant cause! When persecution was stepped up, the Doctor made dangerous journeys to preserve many a life of the faithful.
Author Deborah Alcock has no equal when it comes to presentation of "living history" born of of an authentic acquaintance with the facts of the times!
The true story of a doctor famed for his friendship with William, Prince of Orange.
Deborah Alcock (1825–1913) is best known as the author of historical fiction on religious themes.She was born in Kilkenny, where her father, the Venerable John Alcock, became Archdeacon of Waterford. Unmarried, she lived with her father writing a memoir of him on his death. Her work The Spanish Brothers, published in 1870, was set in the 16th century and was a tale of Protestant martyrdom. Other work includes The Czar (1882), set during the French invasion of Russia; and Archie’s Chances (1886).