The Children of the New Forest

Frederick MARRYAT (1792 - 1848)

The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house, Arnwood, is burned by Roundhead soldiers. However, they escape and are raised by Joseph Armitage, a gamekeeper in his cottage in the New Forest. The story describes how the children adapt from an aristocratic lifestyle to that of simple cottagers. The children are concealed as the grandchildren of Armitage.

Eventually after Armitage's death, Edward Beverley leaves and works as a secretary for the sympathetic Puritan placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest. He then joins the army of the future King Charles II and after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester, he escapes to France and lives in exile until the Restoration.

His brother and siblings continue to live in the New Forest and they are reunited on the King's return. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Historical Fiction

Language: English

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Play 01 Chapter I bryfee (1949-2008)
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Play 02 Chapter II E. Tavano
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Play 03 Chapter III Gary Gilberd
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Play 04 Chapter IV Kevin McAsh
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Play 05 Chapter V Kevin McAsh
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Play 06 Chapter VI Jenilee
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Play 07 Chapter VII Jenilee
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Play 08 Chapter VIII Sandra
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Play 09 Chapter IX Sandra
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Play 10 Chapter X Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 11 Chapter XI Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 12 Chapter XII Maria Elmvang
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Play 13 Chapter XIII Maria Elmvang
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Play 14 Chapter XIV Kevin McAsh
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Play 15 Chapter XV John Schell
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Play 16 Chapter XVI Kristine Bekere
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Play 17 Chapter XVII Kristine Bekere
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Play 18 Chapter XVIII srshel
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Play 19 Chapter XIX Kalynda
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Play 20 Chapter XX Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 21 Chapter XXI Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
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Play 22 Chapter XXII Kevin McAsh
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Play 23 Chapter XXIII Kevin McAsh
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Play 24 Chapter XXIV Kalynda
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Play 25 Chapter XXV Kalynda
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Play 26 Chapter XXVI Kalynda
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Play 27 Chapter XXVII John Schell
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