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.
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusadesby G. A. Henty
"The Boy Knight" is one of G.A. Henty' s better works, and his use of primeval English is flawless, if not highly gratifying for those with wide vocabularies. The story takes place during the Third Crusade under King Richard I. It is very much historically accurate with one or two inconsequential exceptions for romantic purposes. The day to day events of the story however were obviously well researched. It is very much pro- King Richard and somewhat neutral on the subject of the Crusades themselves. However it was written for young people so it's no small wonder the saucy bits were left out. G. A. Henty has an amazing way of making history interesting. He also maintains an excellent balance between plot, action, and historical reporting.
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