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ISBN:1445558378
Author: Henty G. A.
ISBN13: 978-1445558370
Title: WULF THE SAXON; A STORY OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST
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Language: English
Publisher: Martin Press (April 1, 2010)
Pages: 404

WULF THE SAXON; A STORY OF THE NORMAN CONQUEST by Henty G. A.



Although the immediate results of the Battle of Hastings may havebeen of less importance to the world than were those of some othergreat battles, the struggle has, in the long run, had a greaterinfluence upon the destiny of mankind than any other similar eventthat has ever taken place. That admixture of Saxon, Danish, andBritish races which had come to be known under the general name ofEnglish, was in most respects far behind the rest of Europe. The Norman is a page of William, our Norman bishop; I know no moreof him than that the other is Wulf, who is a ward and page of EarlHarold.

A Story of the Norman Conquest. Chapter I. - a quarrel.

I never realized the story of the Norman Conquest including descriptions of battles could be made incredibly dull and boring, but GA Henty did his best and definitely succeeded with Wulf the Saxon. I actually found myself making excuses not to read the book, and had I not been pre-reading it for my son for school, I am pretty sure I would’ve stopped reading it completel. omething I’ve only done with exactly one book ever

The great Abbey of Westminster was approaching its completion; an army of masons and labourers swarmed like bees upon and around it, and although differing widely in its massive architecture, with round Saxon windows and arches, from the edifice that was two or three generations later to be reared in its place,-to serve as a still more fitting tomb for the ashes. of its pious founder,-it was a stately abbey, rivalling the most famous of the English fanes of the period

Henty, G. A. (George Alfred), 1832-1902. Author: Peacock, Ralph.

Wulf the Saxon has it all! For those who like adventure stories, . Henty is at the top. Henty was a first rate historian, and wove his characters into the TRUE histories of many lands and ages. I, being in my mid sixties, remember when people read these books, and others like them, to turn boring, dry old history into a rousing tale of epic adventure. I enjoyed the story, but found it slow reading at times. It seems that the writer belabored some points and had a habit of going into too much detail, which slowed the story down. If it had that, I would have rated it higher just based on the story. Having said all that, I did like the book. Although the immediate results of the Battle of Hastings may have been of less importance to the world than were those of some other great battles, the struggle has, in the long run, had a greater influence upon the destiny of mankind than any other similar event that has ever taken place. That admixture of Saxon, Danish, and British races which had come to be known under the general name of English, was in most respects far behind the rest of Europe

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Reviews: 7
Shaktiktilar
I am a fan of G.A. Henty and have read and listened to many of his stories. I love how he bring history to life. This is my favorite of his book. I love the time period (Norman conquest) and the actual historical details. I also like that he does not ignore fashion of the day and spends some time describing what people wore in pretty good detail (maybe 12 year old boys don't like this?). Worth every penny!
from earth
Wulf the Saxon has it all! For those who like adventure stories, G.A. Henty is at
the top. Henty was a first rate historian, and wove his characters into the TRUE
histories of many lands and ages. These books were written for younger readers (teens)...I, being in my mid sixties, remember when people read these books, and others like them, to turn boring, dry old history into a rousing tale of epic adventure. I couldn't stop reading it. My eyes were tired, yet it was hard to stop reading it because it was so exciting! I want a hard copy of this one for my grandchildren...One GREAT book. This free book thing is really great! It makes you want to hold the book in your hand...A good way to sell books. I want a bookcase full of these books. I bet I can find them here on Amazon. Thank you Amazon for making this literature available to all...
Halloween
Excellent historical fiction. Written for adults, but now considered for juveniles. This undoubtedly due to the lack of sex or gratuitous "blood and guts".
Amis
It's a bit dense but it is not hard to read, the cast of characters is not overwhelming and its historicity lends it a greater weight.
Der Bat
I enjoyed the story, but found it slow reading at times. It seems that the writer belabored some points and had a habit of going into too much detail, which slowed the story down. It could have done with a good, contemporary editor to make the book flow more smoothly. If it had that, I would have rated it higher just based on the story. Having said all that, I did like the book.
ZEr0
I learned more about early English history than I knew before. I knew of the Battle of Hastings, but I did not know specific background. I like the moral attitudes of the young people around whom Henty builds his stories, and this was no exception. I was surprised to find out the warlike actions of the various English tribes against one another, as well as the influence, antagonism, and attacks by foreign countries. Since I have always loved history, this book is right down my alley.
Framokay
OK, the language is old-fashioned, but this is a ripping good yarn: there are shipwrecks, escapes, warfare, a castle seige, spying, and intrigue. Good characters, though Wulf himself is a bit too good to be true. Still, lots of fun to read. All Henty's novels are free, give one a try.
Great adventure, manly characters, intriguing plot and HISTORY!!!