In Freedom's Cause

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 268 pages
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I trust not, my son; but I fear that it will be long before we shake off the English yoke. Our nobles are for the most part of Norman blood; very many are barons of England; and so great are the jealousies among them that no general effort against England will be possible. No, if Scotland is ever to be freed, it will be by a mighty rising of the common people, and even then the struggle between the commons of Scotland and the whole force of England aided by the feudal power of all the great Scotch nobles, would be well nigh hopeless.

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User Review  - gpaisley - LibraryThing

started 9/1/2012? reading with boys. Good historical fiction about the war for Scottish independence. Reads easily, lots of action. Readable by middle-schoolers and above. Read full review

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User Review  - dayspring777 - LibraryThing

Really helps put history of Scottish history in perspective. Our family loves this read by Jim Hodges...Makes this classic effertless! All the hard words are pronounced for us. The only thing missing is a Scottish accent. Read full review

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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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