Paperback The ill-made knight /
Publication year: 2014
Media class: Paperback
Genre: Historical fiction. lcsh
Publisher: Orion Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 1409137503 9781409137504 (pbk): 1409137503 :
William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head filled with tales of chivalry, instead he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of kn.
Originally published: 2013.
September, 1356. Poitiers. The greatest knights of the age were ready to give battle. On the English side Edward, the Black Prince, who'd earned his spurs at Crecy. On the French side, the King and his son, the Dauphin. With 12,000 knights. And then there is William Gold. A cook's boy - the lowest of the low - who had once been branded as a thief. William dreams of being a knight, but in this savage new world of intrigue, betrayal and greed, first he must learn to survive. As rapacious English mercenaries plunder a country already ravaged by plague, and the peasantry take violent revenge against the French knights who have failed to protect them, is chivalry any more than a boyish fantasy?
Audience: Teen readers
Extent: 464 pages : maps (black and white) ; 20 cm.
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