A story of a young boy who is a page of Earl/King Harold of England, based on the battle of Hastings time in history. Wulf goes on many daring missions for Harold that will hold you in deep suspense.
Wulf, a young thane, is entrusted by Harold to run errands, and fights at quite a few battles, including the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. The book, written around 1937, has the people talking in a way which we would not today; i.e. "Do not expose yourself too much on the field of battle, Wulf. I cannot spare you, and therefore charge you not to be rash, and if matters go ill to provide for your safety as far as you may."
This, at times, can be difficult to understand, but you can, at least, catch the jist of all of the book.
An absolutely brilliant book, a thrilling insite to Harold. A histoical fiction book that holds many interesting facts and customs of the time. The best historical book I've ever read!! This is a really readable and exciting book!!!!
A very good Historical fiction book, filled with excitement! A very good book, my one problem with it was that it seemed quite biased towards the Saxons, with Harold being portrayed as a "perfect" man, while William of Normandy being a big, bad villain. Apart from that very good, though!
Please add your review here.
- Reading Age: 12+
- Reading Aloud Age: 8+
(Will appeal more to boys probably)
If you like this you might like
Hounds of the King by Henry Treece. A cracking yarn centred on Beonorth, one of the king's housecarles, in the run up to the Norman conquest.