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Charlotte Mary Yonge: The Prince and the Page

Language:
English
Genres:
Fiction & Literature, Childrens Fiction

Charlotte M. Yonge was an English teacher and Victorian era author of many fiction and non-fiction works, who dedicated her talents as a writer to the service of the church and was widely read and respected in the nineteenth century. “The Prince and the Page: A Story of the Last Crusade” is a historical novel, published as a serial in “The Monthly Packet” magazine in 1865. The story commences in 1265 soon after the battle of Evesham in which the Royalist forces under Prince Edward were victorious and Simon de Montfort was killed. One of his sons, a boy of thirteen survives the battle and is sheltered by an outlaw. Prince Edward finds and captures them, but spares the outlaw, and takes the boy into his service, to protect him from the evil influence of his elder brothers, Simon and Guy de Montfort. After a conflict of loyalties, the boy becomes a devoted follower of the Prince. You have the great opportunity to get acquainted with the characters and events of a little known period of history! Enjoy the reading!  

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