The Resilient Thistle is inspired by the true story of 5,000 bloody forgotten Scotsmen taken as prisoners-of-war in 1650 by Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Dunbar.Daniel MacDhughill, Robert Junkins, Alexander Maxwell and, John McKinney are thrown into inconceivable mayhem.
Their privations create a new definition of hardship as they endure deplorable challenges of adversity and cruelty on two continents, armed only with the bonds of friendship, tenacity, resilience, and courage.
Almost four hundred years ago, these bráthairs, comrades, neighbors, and friends shared a journey to hell and back,
reclaimed their souls and helped form this New World.
A mind-boggling story of extraordinary survival.