The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in Year 1165

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Bethlehem Books, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 370 pages
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In the country of Burgundy, the Sauval brothers have begun to terrorize the surrounding lands in an attempt to bring the area under their control. They raid the Red Keep, in hope of gaining it for themselves, only to be thwarted by Sir Roger and young Conan. Now they plot anew to steal the Keep from its rightful owner, Lady Anne. She, .with Conan and her loyal followers, sets out to bring justice upon the evil brothers. An action-filled tale with the authentic flavor of the twelfth century, by the author of "The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow.
  

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User Review  - maureene87 - LibraryThing

A tale of chivalry and knighthood in medieval Burgundy. Itís a nice example of its type, but includes some self-aware moments that arenít necessarily typical. Also, the heroine is not a damsel in distress, but she still feels of her time, so yay! [Jan 2011] Read full review

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User Review  - Katrina Zartman - Goodreads

I enjoy learning more about the past through Allen French's books. He shows you history through his tales. My only warning is that there are many descriptive passages of the violence of the fighting, if you are one sensitive to that sort of thing. Read full review

Contents

A Raid
13
The Prior Brings Bad News
25
Evil Tidings
38
Annes Plans and Others
47
Ralph the Robber
64
A Bit of Folly
75
The Trap of the Dark Passage
88
Escape
103
Peasants and Outlaws
194
Sturdy Peasants
205
Conan Is Not Dead
224
Anne Will Go
234
Strange Visitors
248
The Captured Keep
262
The Fight in the Courtyard
282
Secret Entrance
293

A New Life
115
The Abbots Scheme
128
The Country Knight
138
Red Ralph Again
149
Paid Murder
164
Rebuilding the Red Keep
172
Friends and Enemies
185
Surprise and Flight
309
Peace at the Castle
328
Ralph Refuses
341
Judgment of God
351
Judgment of the Duke
365
Glossary
373
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About the author (1997)

Allen French was born on November 28, 1870, in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated from Harvard University in 1894 and for several years, beginning in 1908, taught English at his alma mater. His first interest, however, was history, and his contributions to historical writing are many and varied.

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