April 1747 -- the prisoner in the tower raged at his barber before stepping out to face his executioner. 'For my part,' he said, 'I die a martyr for my country.' He died for Bonnie Prince Charlie, for an independent Scotland and his ancient way of life. For all fans of Ben MacIntyre and C.J. Sansom, a great non-fiction historical adventure. Lord Simon Lovat was the last of the great Scottish chiefs -- and the last nobleman to be executed for treason. Born to inherit vast lands in the Highlands, the family had fought their way from France onto the beaches of England with William the Conqueror. The glorious revolution of 1688 saw James II deposed from the British throne by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary and William. He fled to the continent with his wife and infant son.