Synopses & Reviews
A rousing tale told in magnificent style, G. A. Henty's story of medieval life follows the remarkable adventures of young Cuthbert de Lance, a lad who serves as a page to an English nobleman during the Third Crusade. Readers have a ringside seat at a major historical event as they follow the boy to the Holy Land, experience the excitement of battle, and share Cuthbert's dangerous exploits on his return trip across Europe to England.
Henty was known for his historical accuracy, and this volume reinforced his reputation; once again, he places his young characters in critical periods of history. Masterfully blending fact with fiction, Henty produced more than 140 books and achieved a reputation as the "Prince of Storytellers." His popular novels continue to ignite youthful imaginations with thrilling tales of reckless courage set in bygone days.
Readers have ringside seats to historical events as they follow an English lad to the Holy Land as part of King Richard's crusading army, experience the excitement of battle, and share the boy's perilous adventures during his return trip across Europe to England.
Known for his historical accuracy, G. A. Henty reinforced his reputation with this volume. As he has in other books written for children, Henty places fictional boys and girls in critical periods of history. Here, readers have ringside seats to historical events as they follow an English lad to the Holy Land as part of King Richard's crusading army and experience the excitement of battle.
Originally published: Winning his spurs. London: Sampson Low, 1891.
Table of Contents
I. The Outlaws
II. A Rescue
III. The Capture of Wortham Hold
IV. The Crusades
VI. The Lists
VIII. The Attack
IX. The Princess Berengaria
XI. In the Holy Land
XII. The Accolade
XIII. In the Hands of the Saracens
XIV. An Effort for Freedom
XV. A Hermit's Tale
XVI. A Fight of Heroes
XVII. An Alpine Storm
XVIII. Sentenced to Death
XX. Under the Greenwood
XXI. The Attempt on the Convent
XXII. A Dastardly Stratagem
XXIII. The False and Perjured Knight
XXIV. The Siege of Evesham Castle
XXV. In Search of the King
XXVI. King Richard's Return to England