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A Knight of the White Cross

A Tale of the Siege of Rhodes

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Author: G. A. Henty
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 143,642 / 391 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76.5
LoC Categories: PR, PZ
Downloads: 2,628 3486

be that, mother. Rather would I meet death in the field than live cooped up here, a pensioner of France. But I own that I should feel more joy at the prospect if the people of England had declared in our favour, instead of its being Warwick -- whom you have always taught me to fear and hate -- who thus comes to offer to place my father again on the throne, and whose goodwill towards us is simply the result of pique and displeasure because he is no longer first in the favour of Edward. It does not seem to me that a throne won by the aid of a traitor can be a stable one."

"You are a foolish boy," the queen said angrily. "Do you not see that by marrying Warwick's daughter you will attach him firmly to us?"

"Marriages do not count for much, mother. Another of Warwick's daughters married Clarence, Edward's brother, and yet he purposes to dethrone Edward."

The queen gave an angry gesture and said, "You have my permission to retire, Edward. I am in no mood to listen to auguries of evil at the p

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.5 from 2 reviews: ****

Usual Henty fare. the hero is far too young and competent. they put him in charge of a galley at age 18.

the annoying thing is that in a henty novel he spends so much time having characters recite the exploits of the main character over and over again. Just so the protagonist can be all "english" and modest about it. it gets really annoying.

but the adventure is decent.


good historical fiction for younger readers. the characters are too idealized and therefore not realistic, but nonetheless i enjoyed this. kind of like reading a comic book but with good attention to historical detail and descriptions. i will read more by Henty.



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