Awhile back I read a book called "Innocent Traitor" by Alison Weir, about a 16 year girl who became the queen of England for 9 days. She was basically a pawn in a game for power. But her strength and courage is what really hit home for me.
Imagine being 16 and in prison for something you really had no willing part in and facing death if you didn't confess a belief you didn't believe in. She could of just given in and lied and then lived, but would she have really been living then?