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  • ISBN: 1-59087-1154
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 312
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

The Cornet of Horse: A Tale of Marlborough’s Wars (G. A. Henty)

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Rupert Holiday flees England as a result of a fight with his stepbrother and joins Marlborough during his campaign in the Netherlands. Set during the battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet, Rupert has many successful adventures before marrying a French girl and settling down in England.

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The Cornet of Horse

A Tale of Marlborough’s Wars

Rupert Holliday, under the reign of Queen Anne, is the son of a widowed mother in Derbyshire and protege of his paternal grandfather, an old Cavalier. Rupert is carefully taught the skills necessary to become one of the finest swordsmen in Europe by his grandfather and a French aristocrat that was forced to flee his native land. The Duke of Marlborough, one of the greatest military geniuses of this time, recognizes the skill in this young man. Winston Churchill was justly proud of his ancestor saying, “he never rode off any field except as a victor.”

Go through the famous battles of Blenheim, Ramillies, Oudenarde, and Malplaquet. The War of Spanish Succession was known as Queen Anne’s War in the American colonies and continued for about 12 years being fought in Spain, northern Italy, southern Germany, and the Spanish Netherlands.

Date: 1701, Europe, during the War of the Spanish Succession

Table of Contents

  1. Windthorpe Chace
  2. Rupert to the Rescue
  3. A Kiss and its Consequences
  4. The Sedan Chair
  5. The Fencing School
  6. War of Succession
  7. Venloo
  8. The Old Mill
  9. The Duel
  10. Battle of the Dykes
  11. A Death Trap
  12. The Sad Side of War
  13. Blenheim
  14. The Riot at Dort
  15. The End of a Feud
  16. Ramilies
  17. A Prisoner of War
  18. The Court of Versailles
  19. The Evasion
  20. Loches
  21. Back in Harness
  22. Oudenarde
  23. The Siege of Lille
  24. Adele
  25. Flight and Victory
  26. The Siege of Tournai
  27. Malplaquet, and the End of the War

About the Author

Mr. Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes caught up in the events of fascinating times in history. The heroes of Henty stories are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face of great perils.  They fight in wars, sail the seas, make discoveries, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and participate in a host of other exciting adventures. Along the way, they cross paths with some of history’s most famous people.  Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras, meeting leaders of that time. Every reader of Henty will gain an understanding of nations and cultures, as these are conveyed as a natural element of the reading.  They’re one of the best ways to cultivate a taste for history in any reader!