Edwy The Fair Or The First Chronicle Of Aescendune: A Tale Of The Days Of Saint Dunstan

By: A. D. Crake
Published By: Double9 Books
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The intriguing historical tale "Edwy the Fair" or "The First Chronicle of Aescendune: A Tale of the Days of Saint Dunstan" by A.D. Crake is set in early medieval England. Edwy, a young nobleman caught in the crossfire of political intrigue and power conflicts during the reign of Saint Dunstan, is the main character of the novel. Readers are taken to the lively world of Aescendune as the story progresses, where the conflict between paganism and Christianity determines the course of the kingdom. Edwy must traverse the complexity of allegiance, religion, and love as he travels through conflicts, alliances, and personal hardships. Readers are drawn into the vivid atmosphere created by A.D. Crake's careful study and attention to historical detail, which transports them to Anglo-Saxon England's voluminous past. The work examines issues of religious conversion, cultural incompatibilities, and the transforming power of religion via vivid descriptions and compelling narrative. A captivating novel, "Edwy the Fair" blends history, adventure, and the protagonists' own spiritual journeys. Readers are transported to a bygone age by Crake's excellent narrative, which captures the spirit of a crucial moment in English history and offers a provocative look at human nature and the factors that influence society.

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A. D. Crake

The devotional writings and historical fiction of English priest and author Augustine David Crake (1836–1899), who wrote for young readers, have been compared to those of John Mason Neale. In Chalgrove, Oxfordshire, where his father maintained a middle-class school, Crake was born on October 1st, 1836. Despite having grown up in a Calvinist home, he switched to the Church of England in 1858 and was baptized. He chose to work as a teacher and graduated from London University in 1864. In 1865, after being consecrated as a deacon by Bishop Samuel Wilberforce, Crake began his professional career. From 1865 until 1878, he served as the second master and priest at Bloxham's All Saints' School. The next year, from 1878 to 1879, he worked as senior curate at St. Michael's in Swanmore, Isle of Wight, before taking a position as vicar at St. Peter's in Havenstreet from 1879 until 1885. From 1885 until 1886, he worked as a chaplain at Moulsford Asylum. Crake started instructing a group of students at Cholsey. At the unfortunate age of 53, he went away on January 18, 1890. Many of his old students from Bloxham attended his burial on January 23 and followed his remains to the Cholsey cemetery where he was put to rest.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 204 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358591811
  • ISBN-13: 9789358591811
  • Item Weight: 244.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 11.5 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,History / General