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[-] Other Available Formats Seller Information Price Wulf the Saxon: a Story of the Norman Conquest (Works of G. a. Henty) (Library Binding)
Pub. Date: 1998
Publisher: Preston-Speed Pubns
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$52.47 Wulf the Saxon: a Story of the Norman Conquest (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 1998
Publisher: Preston Speed Publications
Notes: This high quality reprint of the 1894 Blackie & Son, London edition is by Preston Speed Publications, Pennsylvania, 1998. The linen cover is grey / blue with silver lettering to the front cover and the spine. The book size is 5.25" w x 8.25" h with with illustrations and 361 pristine pages on high quality acid-free paper. ISBN 1887159177. "The backbone of Henty's wonderful WULF THE SAXON is that it is a story about oaths, solemn promises made before God. The modern world is vainly convinced that oaths operate in an individual's private vacuum, to be made or broken with no affect on reality. Christianity knows better. God is the person who controls history, and He has molded the world to move by oaths. In Scripture, King David asks "Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly...He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not" (Ps. 15: 1, 4). This means that we are to keep our promises not just when it's easy but especially when it's difficult, especially when it hurts us personally. But this doesn't mean that we can be bound by sinful commitments; an assassin can't appeal to an oath as the reason forcing him to murder. As the great Protestant confession of Westminster explains: "Neither may any man bind himself by oath to any thing but what is good and just, and what he believeth so to be, and what he is able and resolved to perform" (XXII, 2). Henty understood these features of oaths and powerfully works their significance into this version of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings, A.D. 1066, the turning point in the history of Britain which saw the end of the grand Anglo-Saxon kingly line and the beginning of Norman rule. Pay close attention to the oaths kept and broken in the story, and trace the consequences. The best stories always show us characters torn between loyalties, and WULF THE SAXON revolves around several powerful, opposing loyalties. … " ( preface )
This exciting, historically accurate tale of loyalty and courage in 11th-century Britain recounts a thane's bravery in service to his Saxon king -- a duty that culminates at the Battle of Hastings.
- PID: 16964666138
- ISBN-13: 9781887159173
- Publisher: Preston-Speed Pubns
- Date Published: 1998-08-08
- Seller: Books From The Bayou
Condition: Very Good
Notes: Size: 12x8x3; Hardcover book, green cloth with gold title. No dust jacket, as issued. Pages are clean and crisp. No writing found inside or out. Binding is tight and square, pages are secure. Our books are described as accurately as possible and come with our problem-free easy return policy. We like happy customers! Our items are always shipped within 2 business days.