When Herodias Long is abandoned by John Hicks in 1644 and George Gardner takes her into his home, she thinks she had found love at last.
When Mary Dyer returns from England to Newport, Rhode Island as a Quaker convert, Herodias is delighted to see her best friend after six long years.
When the Puritans begin whipping and branding Quakers to keep them out of their colonies, Herodias walks sixty miles to protest those cruelties. She thinks that surely Puritans will not harm a mother with her infant in her arms.
But when she faces the whipping post, Herodias realizes that yes, they will …