Mr. Henty weaves a story of the life and times of King Richard the Lion-hearted (around 1190) that is yet to be equaled. Cuthbert de Lance, the hero of the story, is of Norman blood on his father’s side and Saxon by his mother. By timely aid to the Earl of Evesham, Cuthbert is rewarded by being allowed to go to the Crusade as his page. He gains a reputation for valor and prowess due to gallant deeds and his resourcefulness not only helps King Richard but aids Cuthbert in many a ‘hairbreadth escape.
Winning His Spurs
Publisher: PrestonSpeed Publications
Author: G. A. Henty
Age: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, adult
Grade: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Topic: Literature, Historical Fiction