The Write Stuff: The Black Friar, by SG MacLean
Welcome to our regular feature showcasing the talents of the nation’s best writers. This week, an extract from SG MacLean’s new novel, The Black Friar
In Samuel Kent’s Coffee House on Birchin Lane in the heart of the city, all the talk was of Parliament. Parliament holding out against Cromwell, refusing to recognise his right as Lord Protector, threatening to cut the army, wrest it from
‘But they can’t expect Oliver to give up the army,’ said Samuel, the old soldier who ran the coffee house. ‘He can’t govern without it.’
‘Oliver has no intention of governing without the... read more
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