The Black Arrow - A Tale of the Two Roses

Robert Louis STEVENSON (1850 - 1894)

The Black Arrow tells the story of Richard (Dick) Shelton during the Wars of the Roses: how he becomes a knight, rescues his lady Joanna Sedley, and obtains justice for the murder of his father, Sir Harry Shelton. Outlaws in Tunstall Forest organized by Ellis Duckworth, whose weapon and calling card is a black arrow, cause Dick to suspect that his guardian Sir Daniel Brackley and his retainers are responsible for his father's murder. Dick's suspicions are enough to turn Sir Daniel against him, so he has no recourse but to escape from Sir Daniel and join the outlaws of the Black Arrow against him. This struggle sweeps him up into the greater conflict surrounding them all. The story of the Wars of the Roses is told in miniature by The Black Arrow. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 0-01 Prologue - John Amend-All Jeremy Pavier
00:34:06
Play 01 1-01 At the Sign of the 'Sun' in Kettley Jeremy Pavier
00:16:18
Play 02 1-02 In the Fen Jeremy Pavier
00:11:04
Play 03 1-03 The Fen Ferry Jeremy Pavier
00:14:15
Play 04 1-04 A Greenwood Company Jeremy Pavier
00:15:31
Play 05 1-05 'Bloody as the Hunter' Jeremy Pavier
00:16:25
Play 06 1-06 To the Day's End Jeremy Pavier
00:13:45
Play 07 1-07 The Hooded Face Jeremy Pavier
00:17:22
Play 08 2-01 Dick Asks Questions Jeremy Pavier
00:16:17
Play 09 2-02 The Two Oaths Jeremy Pavier
00:14:52
Play 10 2-03 The Room Over the Chapel Jeremy Pavier
00:12:34
Play 11 2-04 The Passage Jeremy Pavier
00:09:38
Play 12 2-05 How Dick Changed Sides Jeremy Pavier
00:16:02
Play 13 3-01 The House by the Shore Esther
00:15:29
Play 14 3-02 A Skirmish in the Dark Esther
00:13:24
Play 15 3-03 St. Bride's Cross Esther
00:06:55
Play 16 3-04 The 'Good Hope' Esther
00:17:59
Play 17 3-05 The 'Good Hope' - continued Esther
00:12:39
Play 18 3-06 The 'Good Hope' - concluded Esther
00:11:01
Play 19 4-01 The Den Esther
00:15:16
Play 20 4-02 'In Mine Enemies' House' Esther
00:19:27
Play 21 4-03 The Dead Spy Esther
00:15:48
Play 22 4-04 In the Abbey Church Esther
00:20:02
Play 23 4-05 Earl Risingham Esther
00:07:20
Play 24 4-06 Arblaster Again Esther
00:21:43
Play 25 5-01 The Shrill Trumpet Esther
00:14:45
Play 26 5-02 The Battle of Shoreby Esther
00:14:14
Play 27 5-03 The Battle of Shoreby - concluded Esther
00:09:16
Play 28 5-04 The Sack of Shoreby Esther
00:20:31
Play 29 5-05 Night in the Woods: Alicia Risingham Esther
00:15:36
Play 30 5-06 Night in the Woods - concluded: Dick and Joan Esther
00:19:34
Play 31 5-07 Dick's Revenge Esther
00:08:41
Play 32 5-08 Conclusion Esther
00:05:35