A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris
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|Format: ||Paperback, 182 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 March 2012|
During the fifteenth century the houses of Orleans and Burgundy plunged France into a long and bloody civil war. During this turbulent time a Lord of Northern France, Sir Eustace, is required to send his family to Paris. Fearing for their safety, yet unable to go with them, Sir Eustace sends his esquire, Master Guy Aylmer and friend, a talented archer named Long Tom, to protect his family - the Dame Margaret, Agnes and Charlie. While in Paris, Guy meets the mysterious Count of Montepone and his daughter, Katarina. Together they work to avoid the purges of the "White Hoods." Loyal to King Henry V of England and together once again, Sir Eustace and Guy join his forces during the English invasion of northern France. As the two French factions merge to face this new threat, the English find themselves greatly outnumbered. The struggle reaches a climax at Agincourt. Will Guy be able to protect Sir Eustace's family from the angry Parisian mobs? Who is this mysterious Count of Montepone? Who wins the famous battle of Agincourt? These questions and more will be answered in G. A. Henty's At Agincourt: A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris. Set in the early-fifteenth century, this book includes more than seventy geographical, historical, and explanatory footnotes to aid the modern reader.
About the Author
G.A. Henty (1832-1902) was a prolific author and journalist in the 19th century. Drawing on his experience and knowledge as a war correspondent, Henty was a master of weaving history into his fictional stories about courageous young men living in difficult times marked by military conflict. His stories provide insight into some of the greatest conflicts of history while introducing the reader to characters that embodied the values of integrity, duty and virtue. While aimed at older children and teens, even adults will enjoy his writings.
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