In Freedom's Cause (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Wallace and Bruce

In Freedom's Cause (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Story of Wallace and Bruce

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by G. A. Henty
     
 

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Set in the fourteenth century, during the Scottish fight for independence under William Wallace and Robert Bruce, In Freedom's Cause (1885) combines history and adventure in the rousing tale of young Archie Forbes's coming of age on the battlefields of Scotland, culminating in the great battle of Bannockburn.

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Set in the fourteenth century, during the Scottish fight for independence under William Wallace and Robert Bruce, In Freedom's Cause (1885) combines history and adventure in the rousing tale of young Archie Forbes's coming of age on the battlefields of Scotland, culminating in the great battle of Bannockburn.

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ISBN-13:
9781411437197
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/22/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
386
File size:
386 KB

Meet the Author

G. A. Henty (1832-1902) was an English writer who wrote more than 100 books for children and adults. However, he is best known for his popular historical adventure stories, wherein modest yet heroic young men face and overcome trouble.

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In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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This book is completly action and history packed and you will not be able to put down!!
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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
You cannot go wrong with G. A. Henty! Set in Scotland beginning just before 1300 to around 1315, this book weaves the life of fictional Archibald Forbes, from adolescence into manhood, with the historical fight of William Wallace (cf. Mel Gibson's Braveheart), and after Wallace's death, Robert Bruce to help free Scotland from the tyranny of Edward I of England. Looking over some biographical information about Wallace and Bruce, I was once again amazed at Henty's adherence to historical detail. The book opens with Archie's father, a Scottish lord, having been killed by their neighbor, Sir John Kerr, an English-backed lord who confiscated the Forbes estates at Glen Cairn. As he grows, Archie is steadfast in his support first of Wallace and then of Bruce. As luck would have it, after the death of Kerr and his son in battles, Kerr's daughter who inherits his estates is a loyal Scotch woman who throws her support to Bruce and eventually marries Archie. The book ends with the Scottish victory at Bannockburn which reestablishes their independence. Examples of courage and loyalty abound in this story. We did it as a family read aloud, and everyone agreed that it was great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is definantly Henty at its best. The vocabulary is a little much to swallow for some, but so are most Victorian era books. It is unusualy good (for historical fiction) at showing both sides of the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very good historical-fiction if I ever saw one. Although the beginning is somewhat slow the pace will eventually quicken and you will be swept away with the dramatic battle scenes and the amazing smart moves of the young hero. The language that he uses is very eloquent and the battles exciting. Overall it is very well researched and though the speeches are a bit long and can sometimes get old everything will get better and you will come to appreciate them. If you like the Middle Ages this is the book for you.
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