A Knight of the White Cross
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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Review: A Knight of the White CrossUser 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
Review: A Knight of the White CrossUser 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