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Hereward The Last Of The English

By: Charles Kingsley
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Hereward" is a historical novel written by Charles Kingsley. The novel follows the life of Hereward from his early years as a rebellious youth to his rise as a leader of the resistance against the Normans. Along the way, he forms close bonds with other rebels and outcasts, including his loyal follower, Martin Lightfoot, and the powerful Danish king, Sweyn Estrithson. Through vividly drawn battle scenes and descriptions of medieval life, "Hereward" offers a rich and detailed portrayal of the political and social upheaval of the time. The novel also explores themes of loyalty, identity, and the struggle for justice in the face of oppression. Kingsley's "Hereward" is notable for its blend of historical fact and fictionalized elements. While the novel is based on the life of a real historical figure, Kingsley also takes liberties with the story, adding his own imaginative flourishes and details to create a compelling narrative.

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Charles Kingsley

Charles Kingsley was a broad church priest of the Church of England, a university lecturer, a social reformer, a historian, a novelist, and a poet. He lived from 12 June 1819 to 23 January 1875. He is known for his involvement in Christian socialism, the working men's college, and the establishment of labor cooperatives, which were unsuccessful but inspired later labor reforms. He was Charles Darwin's friend and correspondent. The eldest child of the Reverend Charles Kingsley and his wife, Mary Lucas Kingsley, Kingsley was born in Holne, Devon. Both his sister Charlotte Chanter (1828-1882) and brother Henry Kingsley (1830-1876) were writers. He was the uncle of the explorer and scientist Mary Kingsley and the father of the novelist Lucas Malet (Mary St. Leger Kingsley, 1852–1931). (1862–1900). The early years of Charles Kingsley were spent in Barnack, Northamptonshire, and Clovelly, Devon, where his father served as Curate from 1826 to 1832 and Rector from 1832 to 1836. Before attending King's College London and the University of Cambridge, he received his education at Bristol Grammar School and Helston Grammar School. Charles enrolled in Cambridge's Magdalene College in 1838 and earned his degree there in 1842.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 385 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358017120
  • ISBN-13: 9789358017120
  • Item Weight: 462g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 21.2 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,History / Medieval,Juvenile Fiction / School & Education