In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce

Front Cover, 2006 - Fiction - 640 pages
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At the end of the thirteenth century, the oppressed people of Scotland rebelled under the leadership of William Wallace and Robert Bruce. Time has burnished the feats of these great heroes to mythic proportions, but Wallace and Bruce were real people. This gripping tale of courage, loyalty, and ingenuity recounts their deeds within an accurate historical context. Readers join their company alongside a fictional protagonist, young Archie Forbes, whose estates have been wrongfully confiscated. Archie forms a group of scouts for the Scottish army to fight alongside the legendary chieftains (who were memorably portrayed in the film Braveheart) for their country's independence.

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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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About the author (2006)

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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