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A King's Comrade A Story of Old Hereford

By: Charles W. Whistler
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A King's Comrade: A Story of Old Hereford" by Charles W. Whistler is a captivating historical fiction novel set in medieval England. Whistler intricately crafts a tale that immerses readers in the world of knights, chivalry, and feudalism, centered around the life of a king's companion in Old Hereford. Through vivid storytelling, readers are transported to a time of courtly life and noble battles, where honor, loyalty, and friendship are tested on the battlefield and within the intricacies of royal court politics. Whistler's narrative skillfully weaves together elements of historical accuracy and fictional storytelling, painting a rich tapestry of medieval life in Old Hereford. Amidst the clashes of swords and the echoes of battle, themes of loyalty and honor resonate deeply, illustrating the bonds forged in the heat of combat and the code of chivalry upheld by knights. As the protagonist navigates the challenges of his role as a king's comrade, readers are drawn into a world where bravery and camaraderie are paramount. "A King's Comrade" stands as a compelling testament to Whistler's ability to bring history to life, offering a gripping portrayal of medieval England and the timeless values that defined it.

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Charles W. Whistler

An English author of historical fiction notable for placing his works between 600 and 1100 CE and getting his inspiration from early Saxon chronicles, Norse and Danish sagas, and archaeological discoveries was The Reverend Charles Watts Whistler (1856–1913). The oldest child of Rev. Rose Fuller Whistler, Whistler was raised in a household with close ties to the Sussex branch of the Whistler family. He attended Emmanuel College in Cambridge and Merchant Taylors School in London for his schooling. He obtained his license from the Society of Apothecaries and membership in the Royal College of Surgeons after completing his medical studies at St. Thomas' Hospital. Whistler sought ordination after leaving the medical field and worked as a minister in many places. He served as rector, vicar, curate, and chaplain in many parishes around England. Whistler and Georgiana Rosalie Shapter Strange were related to one other via the weddings of their siblings and were wed in 1886. In his large corpus of work as a historical writer, Whistler's interest in pre-Norman history is clear. Whistler's books were well-liked at the time they were written, but current readers may find them difficult to follow due to the antiquated vocabulary they utilize. Nevertheless, his contributions to historical fiction provide insight into the cultural and historical environments of the past and give light on early English history.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 222pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362767481
  • ISBN-13: 9789362767486
  • Item Weight: 288.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12.5mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical