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The Dragon and the Raven: Book Report that i did for school
Posted by Peter-Twitchell, Feb 6, 2010. 961 views. ID = 3192

The Dragon and the Raven

Posted by Peter-Twitchell, Feb 6, 2010. 961 views. ID = 3192
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G. A. Henty Book Reports

Peter Twitchell 3/23/09

Title: The Dragon and the Raven

Author: G. A. Henty

What Type of Book: Historic Fiction


Setting: Saxon England

Main Character Names: King Alfred, Egbert, Edmund, Jarl Bijorn, Sweyn, Siegbert, Freda

Edmund is the son of a Saxon Thane who fell fighting the Danes at Kesteven. After the battle Edmund and Egbert go to the West Saxon kingdom and are entertained by the King who gave Edmund an Earldom. After many adventures (in one of them he gets thrown up on the shores of Norway) he gets back to England and marries a Danish girl.

I learned that the Saxons defeated the Danes in many battles but were the losers of the wars.


I really liked the sea fights.

I wonder why the Saxons at the battle of Kesteven didn’t hold together.

I would recommend this book because it is exciting history.


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Laura
Mar 3, 2010
I think I've read this one, it seems familiar. Have you read "The Young Carthaginian"? That's my favorite Henty book, and also the first one I read.
   ~Posted by Laura, Mar 3, 2010



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