The Gauntlet

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Oxford University Press, 1999 - Adventure and adventurers - 208 pages
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When Peter finds the gauntlet on a Welsh hillside, he becomes the latest link in an old legend. Suddenly transported back to the fourteenth century, to a world of castles, feasts, jousts, and battles, he is accepted by everyone as the eldest son of Sir Roger de Blois. Peter learns how to live as the son of a Norman lord, how to hawk, and fight, and shoot a longbow, and, finally he has to escape alone from their besieged castle to bring help. But one day he will have to return to his own time ...
 

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User Review  - PollyMoore3 - LibraryThing

I remember reading this aged about 10, though all that had stayed with me was Peter's scary climb down the castle wall. It's basically a boys' adventure story written by an ex-soldier who clearly ... Read full review

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User Review  - john257hopper - LibraryThing

This is a Medieval historical novel published in 1951 and, I realised once I started it, aimed at intelligent children rather than adult readers. A teenage boy (how earnest and sober-minded such ... Read full review

Contents

Peter Finds the Gauntlet
1
Carreg Cennen Castle
12
BrassRubbing
21
The Gauntlet Again
26
Roger de Blois
33
A Medieval Dinner
44
A Medieval Manor
59
The Longbow
68
The Abbey of Valle Crucis
104
Sir William de Chaworth
116
Kidwelly Castle
126
The Joust at Kidwelly Castle
138
The Siege of Carreg Cennen Castle
149
Down the Precipice
161
Peter Returns
175
Peter Finds his Proof
186

Falconry
80
The Education of a Page
94

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