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The cost of loving Christ: George Wood
The Last Martyr

George Wood was a young lad of 16 who became the last Covenanter martyr. He was shot in a field near Sorn in June 1688 just because he was carrying a Bible and known to be a Covenanter.

Like all the Covenanters that were killed, George Wood didn’t decide he was going to be a martyr. All he was doing was trying to live his life the way the Bible said.

A few months later, William of Orange became king and the persecution ended, but while they were thankful for it being over, the changes made in the church and nation were far from enough to satisfy the Covenanters.

Further Reading:
Ian B. Cowan,
The Scottish Covenanters 1660-1688 (London, 1976), pp 132-7.
A Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ; being the last speeches and testimonies of those who have suffered for the truth in Scotland, since the year 1680 ed. J. H. Thomson (Edinburgh and London, 1871? [1714]), p. 557
Robert Wodrow, History of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland, ed. Robert Burns (4 vols, Glasgow, 1828-30), iv, 457.

George Wood
George Wood

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