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The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades
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The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades

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The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades is an adventure tale by G. A. Henty. Henty was an English novelist and war correspondent. A young bloke follows his King into war during the exhilaration of the Crusades. Excerpt: "Warm thanks and much praise were bestowed upon Cuthbert for his share in the capture of the castle, and the earl, calling the foresters round him, then and there bestowed freedom upon any of them who might have been serfs of his, and called upon all his knights and neighbors to do the same, in return for the good service which they had rendered. This was willingly done, and a number of Cnut's party, who had before borne the stigma of escaped serfs, were now free men. We are too apt to forget, in our sympathy with the Saxons, that, fond as they were of freedom for themselves, they were yet severe masters, and kept the mass of the people in a state of serfage. Although their laws provided ample justice as between Saxon man and man, there was no justice for the unhappy serfs, who were either the original inhabitants or captives taken in war, and who were distinguished by a collar of brass or iron round their neck."
LanguageEnglish
PublisherGood Press
Release dateNov 26, 2019
ISBN4057664629975
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades
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G.A. Henty

George Alfred Henty (8 December 1832 – 16 November 1902) was a prolific English novelist and war correspondent. He is best known for his historical adventure stories that were popular in the late 19th century. His works include The Dragon & The Raven (1886), For The Temple (1888), Under Drake's Flag (1883) and In Freedom's Cause (1885). (Wikipedia)

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