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IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE
     

IN FREEDOM'S CAUSE

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by GEORGE HENTY
 

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There are few figures in history who have individually exercised so great an influence upon

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There are few figures in history who have individually exercised so great an influence upon events as William Wallace and Robert Bruce. It was to the extraordinary personal courage, indomitable perseverance, and immense energy of these two men that Scotland owed her freedom from English domination. So surprising were the traditions of these feats performed by these heroes that it was at one time the fashion to treat them as belonging as purely to legend as the feats of St. George or King Arthur. Careful investigation, however, has shown that so far from this being the case, almost every deed reported to have been performed by them is verified by contemporary historians. Sir William Wallace had the especial bad fortune of having come down to us principally by the writings of his bitter enemies, and even modern historians, who should have taken a fairer view of his life, repeated the cry of the old English writers that he was a bloodthirsty robber. Mr. W. Burns, however, in his masterly and exhaustive work, The Scottish War of Independence, has torn these calumnies to shreds, and has displayed Wallace as he was, a high minded and noble patriot. While consulting other writers, especially those who wrote at the time of or but shortly after the events they record, I have for the most part followed Burns in all the historical portions of the narrative. Throughout the story, therefore, wherein it at all relates to Wallace, Bruce, and the other historical characters, the circumstances and events can be relied upon as strictly accurate, save only in the earlier events of the career of Wallace, of which the details that have come down to us are somewhat conflicting, although the main features are now settled past question.

Yours sincerely,
G.A. HENTY.

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BN ID:
2940013167353
Publisher:
vladislav sogan
Publication date:
08/06/2011
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In Freedom's Cause 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RenoirLady More than 1 year ago
I read this and although written over 100 years ago and, at times, the wording can be a little difficult it was great, I am pleased to see so many Henty titles available on e-book form. I can now read great books and learn some foreign history from a brilliant author. Great books for 12 yr olds through adult. No trashy language either. Henty was very popular with boy readers in the 1800's.