A Knight of the White Cross

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Lightning Source Incorporated, 2007 - History - 340 pages
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G A Henty was a 19th century novelist, special correspondent and Imperialist. His best-known works are historical adventures. A Knight of the White Cross was published in 1896. Gervaise Tresham, the hero of this story, leaves England as a member of the Order of the White Cross of St John. Soon after becoming a knight he is made commander of a war galley. During his first command his ship conquers a Moorish fleet. When attacked and captured Gervaise is sold as a slave in Tripoli. He escapes in time to return to Rhodes and help defend its fortress.

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User Review  - Angelyn - Goodreads

Story of the siege of Rhodes. Fascinating history. Great for teens. Rick loved reading these books in middle school. The fictional characters start sounding the same and are teenage boys, but very courageous and valiant. Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Burr - Goodreads

When I was a child, my father (who was an avid collector of old books) used to read me a chapter of Henty every night before bed. This was one of my particular favorites. I enjoyed it so much that ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

G. A.Henty was born in 1832 and was filled with exciting adventure. He received his education at Westminster School, and he attended Cambridge University. Along with a rigorous course of study, Henty participated in boxing, wrestling, and rowing. The strenuous study and participation in sports prepared Henty to join the British army in Crimea, as a war correspondent witnessing Garbaldi fight in Italy. He was also present in Paris during the Franco-Prussian war, in Spain with the Carlists, at the opening of the Suez Canal, touring India with the Prince of Wales as well as a trip to the California gold fields. Henty wrote approximately 144 books, plus stories for magazines and was dubbed as "The Prince of Story-Tellers" and "The Boy's Own Historian." G. A. Henty died in 1902.

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