Knight Crusader

Knight Crusader

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Seventeen-year-old Philip learns the skills of a knight in his father's castle in 12th-century Jerusalem. Bravely surviving Saracen attack, he joins Richard the Lionhearted in the Third Crusade before returning to England to claim his ancestral more

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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Fr.
  • 0192770861
  • 9780192770868

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A novel of the crusades has been skillfully imagined by the author of The Gauntlet (1952) and like The Gauntlet returns to Wales for the recovery of a heritage. Philip d'Aubigny is our hero, born on his father's estate in Outremer, and now, as a squire of 17, he knows little of Britain and Lianstephen, the castle that belonged to his family years before in Wales. His is the world of the East, and Philip becomes aware of it as a man at the time of Saladin's rise to power. For six years before he goes to Wales, Philips fights the Turks. Knighthood gained, his prowess develops so that his deeds become next to legend. He is in on the si?? of Damascus, has a harrowing time with the Old Man of the Mountains and fights at the side of Richard Cocur de Lion. His adventures too portray the shifting political ??, the Turks as people as well as the enemy, and Templar-Hospitaller rivalry. ??Well structured, readable historical fiction. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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