By Pike and Dyke

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

It is the 1570's, and the people of the Netherlands live in terror under the cruel dominion of Spain. Though many long to be free of Spanish tyranny, efforts at rebellion are failing, and allies are nowhere to be found. Edward “Ned” Martin, son of an English captain and a Dutch lady, is thrust into the conflict when he resolves to help his mother’s people and avenge his murdered relatives. Entering the service of the revolutionary leader William the Silent, Prince of Orange, Ned is called upon to carry out dangerous secret missions deep within occupied territory. Through hairbreadth escapes, fierce sea fights, terrifying sieges, and daring rescues, Ned becomes a witness to the inspiring and heartbreaking events of the rise of the Dutch republic. (Summary by D. Leeson)

Genre(s): Historical

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The "Good Venture" David Leeson
00:32:19
Play 02 Terrible News David Leeson
00:35:44
Play 03 A Fight With the Spaniards David Leeson
00:31:17
Play 04 Wounded David Leeson
00:30:09
Play 05 Ned's Resolve David Leeson
00:29:59
Play 06 The Prince of Orange David Leeson
00:30:59
Play 07 A Dangerous Mission David Leeson
00:25:35
Play 08 In the Hands of the Blood Council David Leeson
00:30:54
Play 09 In Hiding David Leeson
00:29:55
Play 10 A Dangerous Encounter David Leeson
00:26:39
Play 11 Saving a Victim David Leeson
00:33:00
Play 12 Back With the Prince David Leeson
00:29:54
Play 13 The Siege of Haarlem David Leeson
00:30:23
Play 14 The Fall of Haarlem David Leeson
00:33:20
Play 15 Ned Receives Promotion David Leeson
00:34:28
Play 16 Friends in Trouble David Leeson
00:25:14
Play 17 A Rescue David Leeson
00:24:18
Play 18 The Siege of Leyden David Leeson
00:30:30
Play 19 The Queen's Service David Leeson
00:30:45
Play 20 The "Spanish Fury" David Leeson
00:33:00
Play 21 The Siege of Antwerp David Leeson
00:40:30