St. George and St. Michael, Volume 3

George MACDONALD (1824 - 1905)

’St. George and St. Michael’ is a little-known historical romance telling the story of a young couple who find themselves on opposing sides during the tumultuous years of the English Civil Wars. Volume 3 completes the series. Tensions are rising between king and parliament, the Church of England and the numerous independent puritans, and rumours abound that Charles I will soon declare open war on the dissident elements within his realm. Seventeen-year-old Dorothy Vaughan knows little of the brewing conflict, yet is sure that her loyalty must be with her king and her nation. When she challenges her childhood friend, Richard Heywood, to prove himself a man and so worthy of winning her hand in marriage by becoming involved in the larger events that surround them, he finds that his convictions – both political and spiritual – lie with his father’s and the puritans. Determined to do what he believes is right, Richard finds that he cannot shake his immovable conscience, even for the woman he loves. Though it is, for the most part, a realistic novel, ‘St. George and St. Michael’ is not without either the otherwordly atmosphere of the fantastic or the rich spiritual depth that characterizes so much of MacDonald’s writing. - Summary by Jordan

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Romance, Published 1800 -1900

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 39 - Newbury. KevinS
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Play 02 Chapter 40 – Dorothy and Rowland. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 03 Chapter 41 – Glamorgan. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 04 Chapter 42 - A New Soldier. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 05 Chapter 43 – Lady and Bishop. Paul Brian Stewart
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Play 06 Chapter 44 - The King. Nancy Gorgen
00:31:32
Play 07 Chapter 45 – The Secret Interview. Kathleen Moore
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Play 08 Chapter 46 – Gifts of Healing. Kathleen Moore
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Play 09 Chapter 47 – The Poet-Physician. Kathleen Moore
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Play 10 Chapter 48 – Honorable Disgrace. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 11 Chapter 49 - Siege. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 12 Chapter 50 - A Sally. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 13 Chapter 51 – Under the Moat. April6090
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Play 14 Chapter 52 – The Untoothsome Plum. April6090
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Play 15 Chapter 53 – Faithful Foes. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 16 Chapter 54 – Domus Dissolvitur. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 17 Chapter 55 - R. I. P. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 18 Chapter 56 – Richard and Casper. Nancy Gorgen
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Play 19 Chapter 57 – The Skeleton. April6090
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Play 20 Chapter 58 – Love and No Leasing. Courtney Miller
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Play 21 Chapter 59 - Ave! Vale! Salve! Nancy Gorgen
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