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by A. G. Henty

  • ISBN: 1421975165
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: A. G. Henty
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: IndyPublish (May 12, 2006)
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • FB2 size: 1725 kb
  • EPUB size: 1312 kb
  • Rating: 4.2
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That admixture of Saxon, Danish, andBritish races which had come to be known under the general name ofEnglish . 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.

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. Theisland was, as it had always been,-except during the rule of twoor three exceptionally strong kings,-distracted by internaldissensions.

The Conquest of England by the Normans was achieved without even a shadow of right or justice. The Norman put his hand to his dagger, but there was an ominous growl from some men who had paused to listen to the quarrel

The Conquest of England by the Normans was achieved without even a shadow of right or justice. It was at the time an unmixed curse to England; but now we can recognize the enormous benefits that accrued when in his turn the Englishman conquered the Norman, and the foreign invaders became an integral portion of the people they had overcome. The Norman put his hand to his dagger, but there was an ominous growl from some men who had paused to listen to the quarrel. You are an insolent boor, Wulf of Steyning, and some day I will punish you as you deserve. Some day," the Saxon laughed, "we shall, I hope, see you and all your tribe sent across the Channel.

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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.

Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risks his .

Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risks his life to rescue his shipwrecked sovereign, and combats Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Wulf and his comrades resolutely stand by King Harold in a series of adventures that climax at the Battle of Hastings. Author G. A. Henty created it in conjunction with his popular series of storybooks in which young characters, inspired by their encounters with real-life figures, perform heroic deeds. Historical fiction at its very best, Wulf the Saxon offers boys and girls an exciting adventure in the medieval world.

Wulf had heard all this again and again, and the prior of Bramber had explained it to him in all its bearings .

Wulf had heard all this again and again, and the prior of Bramber had explained it to him in all its bearings, showing him that little as Englishmen might think of the promise given by Edward so long ago, it would be likely to bring grievous trouble on the land at his death. He might perhaps have said more in reference to William's visit had not Beorn at once accepted the invitation to ride with young De Burg to his father's castle. Chapter VI. – release of the earl

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

Wulf the Saxon has it all! For those who like adventure stories, . 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. 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.

He was evidently a Saxon by his fair hair and fresh complexion, and any observer of the time would have seen . His garb was an English one, but with some admixture of Norman fashions

He was evidently a Saxon by his fair hair and fresh complexion, and any observer of the time would have seen that he must, therefore, be in the employment of Earl Harold, the great minister, who had for many years virtually ruled England in the name of its king. The young page was strongly and sturdily built. His garb was an English one, but with some admixture of Norman fashions. He wore tightly-fitting leg coverings, a garment somewhat resembling a blouse of blue cloth girded in by a belt at the waist, and falling in folds to the knee. Over his shoulders hung a short mantle of orange colour.


Reviews about Wulf the Saxon (A Story of the Norman Conquest) (7):
Coron
Can't beat a G.A. Henty book. Keeps you involved throughout. Good adventure, history and morals for young men, especially.
Urtte
great audio book read by Jim Weiss
Zainian
My family loved this story. We stayed in the car to listen to the end of each chapter. In most chapters, there is lots of action pleasing to the boys in our family (capturing/conquering/getting shipwrecked, etc). The relationship between Wulf and his King, and his good friend (Byron) were strong positive boy relationships. The youngest in the family, 12 years old, was an engrossed as the rest of the group. It is a long story, with many hours of listening time. It was perfect for a long car trip in the summer preceding Medieval Times history (7th grade in CA).
Soustil
G. A. Henty paints the Battle of Hastings from the English point of view. We follow the adventures of Wulf, a young Saxon thane, as he accompanies Earl Harold on his misadventure in Normandy, during the Welsh Wars where Wulf engineers the capture of an important Welsh stronghold, and ultimately to the English loss at the Battle of Hastings. Throughout the absorbing story, true friendships, loyalty versus treachery, and bravery against the odds pervade. Although we know the outcome already, Henty's writing and Jim Weiss' moving reading hold out hope that maybe the English will win this time.
in waiting
the story follows Wulf as he serves the Saxon Earl, 1st a page, and then as a trusted thane. At the Earl's advice he studies Roman military tatics and becomes a skilled in every weapon at his disposal. He seems to have wonderful timing, always showing up at the right place at the right time.
The battle discriptions are vivid, altogether a good book!
Laitchai
This is an exellent recording. Jim Weiss reads it well and has editied for the younger set. Thanks Jim for making my schooling so much easier and so enjoyable for the family.
Yayrel
Wulf the Saxon is about Wulf and his friend Osgod and how they have many adventures in England and France. They protect the King of England from several plots. The book is maily about William the Conqueror's conquest of England and the Battle of Hastings. Overall it was a very good book and I could hardly put it down. I have read several Henty books and it is one of my top 5 favorites. I suggest you get this book.

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