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  • ISBN: 978-159087-1713
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Page Count: 332
  • Publisher: Robinson Books

Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades (G. A. Henty)

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Henty weaves a story of the life and times of King Richard the Lionhearted that is yet to be equalled. Cuthbert de Lance, the hero of the story, is of Norman blood on his father’s side and Saxon by his mother. By timely aid to the Earl of Evesham, Cuthbert is rewarded by being allowed to go to the Crusade as his page. He gains a reputation for valor and prowess due to gallant deeds and his resourcefulness not only helps King Richard but aids Cuthbert in many a ‘hairbreadth escape’.

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Winning His Spurs

A Tale of the Crusades (1188-1192)

Henty weaves a story of the life and times of King Richard the Lionhearted that is yet to be equalled. Cuthbert de Lance, the hero of the story, is of Norman blood on his father’s side and Saxon by his mother. By timely aid to the Earl of Evesham, Cuthbert is rewarded by being allowed to go to the Crusade as his page. He gains a reputation for valor and prowess due to gallant deeds and his resourcefulness not only helps King Richard but aids Cuthbert in many a ‘hairbreadth escape’. The hero, Cuthbert, joins Richard the Lionheart and participates, at his side, during stirring battles and great adventures. This novel is an excellent example of Mr. Henty’s talent in spinning an adventure that so captures the mind of the reader that the history and customs of the times and events become fixed in memory along with the hero’s deeds.

About the Author

George Alfred Henty, better known as G.A. Henty, began his storytelling career with his own children. After dinner, he would spend and hour or two in telling them a story that would continue the next day. Some stories took weeks! A friend was present one day and watched the spell-bound reaction of his children suggesting Henty write down his stories so others could enjoy them. He did. Henty wrote approximately 144 books in addition to stories for magazines and was known as “The Prince of Story-Tellers” and “The Boy’s Own Historian.” One of Mr. Henty’s secretaries reported that he would quickly pace back and forth in his study dictating stories as fast as the secretary could record them.

Henty’s stories revolve around fictional boy heroes during fascinating periods of history. His heroes are diligent, intelligent, and dedicated to their country and cause in the face, at times, of great peril… Henty’s heroes fight wars, sail the seas, discover land, conquer evil empires, prospect for gold, and a host of other exciting adventures. Along the way, they meet famous personages… In short, Henty’s heroes live through tumultuous historic eras meeting leaders of that time. Understanding the culture of the time period becomes second nature as well as comparing/contrasting the society of various cultures.

Table of Contents

  1. The Outlaws
  2. A Rescue
  3. The Capture of Wortham Hold
  4. The Crusades
  5. Preparations
  6. The Lists
  7. Revenge
  8. The Attack
  9. The Princess Berengeria
  10. Pirates
  11. In the Holy Land
  12. The Accolade
  13. In the Hands of the Saracens
  14. An Effort for Freedom
  15. A Hermit’s Tale
  16. A Fight of Heroes
  17. An Alpine Storm
  18. Pack
  19. Sentenced to Death
  20. Dresden
  21. Under the Greenwood
  22. The Attempt on the Convent
  23. A Dastardly Stratagem
  24. The False and Perjured Knight
  25. The Siege of Evesham Castle
  26. In Search of the King
  27. King Richard’s Return to England
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