The White Company

Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930)

Set during the Hundred Years' War with France, The White Company tells the story of a young Saxon man who is learning what it is to be a knight. Raised by Cistercian Monks and rejected by a violent elder brother, Alleyn Edricson takes service with one of the foremost knights in the country. When Alleyn falls in love with the knight's daughter, he must prove himself to be a courageous and honourable knight before he can win her hand. Alleyn and his friends set forth with the other men-at-arms to join Prince Edward in Bordeaux, from where they will take part in the Prince's campaign into Spain. It is in Spain that Alleyn and others must prove themselves to be very valiant and hardy cavaliers. (Summary by Clive Catterall)

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction, Historical Fiction, War & Military Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 How the Black Sheep Came forth from the Fold Clive Catterall
00:21:41
Play 02 How Alleyne Edricson came out into the World Clive Catterall
00:13:09
Play 03 How Hordle John Cozened the Fuller of Lymington Clive Catterall
00:12:55
Play 04 How the Bailiff of Southampton Slew the Two Masterless Men Clive Catterall
00:27:36
Play 05 How a Strange Company Gathered at the "Pied Merlin" Clive Catterall
00:27:27
Play 06 How Samkin Aylward Wagered his Feather-bed Clive Catterall
00:26:02
Play 07 How the Three Comrades Journeyed through the Woodlands Clive Catterall
00:24:33
Play 08 The Three Friends Clive Catterall
00:21:53
Play 09 How Strange Things Befell in Minstead Wood Clive Catterall
00:40:38
Play 10 How Hordle John Found a Man Whom He Might Follow Clive Catterall
00:44:16
Play 11 How a Young Shepherd had a Perilous Flock Clive Catterall
00:30:31
Play 12 How Alleyne Learned More than he could Teach Clive Catterall
00:23:03
Play 13 How the White Company set forth to the Wars Clive Catterall
00:16:17
Play 14 How Sir Nigel sought for a Wayside Venture Clive Catterall
00:23:18
Play 15 How the Yellow Cog sailed forth from Lepe Clive Catterall
00:27:50
Play 16 How the Yellow Cog fought the Two Rover Galleys Clive Catterall
00:18:00
Play 17 How the Yellow Cog crossed the Bar of Gironde Clive Catterall
00:16:35
Play 18 How Sir Nigel Loring put a Patch upon his Eye Clive Catterall
00:23:08
Play 19 How there was Stir at the Abbey of St. Andrew's Clive Catterall
00:24:20
Play 20 How Alleyne Won his Place in an Honorable Guild Clive Catterall
00:20:23
Play 21 How Agostino Pisano Risked his Head Clive Catterall
00:21:56
Play 22 How the Bowmen held Wassail at the "Rose de Guienne" Clive Catterall
00:16:06
Play 23 How England held the Lists at Bordeaux Clive Catterall
00:21:45
Play 24 How a Champion came forth from the East Clive Catterall
00:20:40
Play 25 How Sir Nigel wrote to Twynham Castle Clive Catterall
00:13:30
Play 26 How the Three Comrades Gained a Mighty Treasure Clive Catterall
00:29:26
Play 27 How Roger Club-foot was Passed into Paradise Clive Catterall
00:21:14
Play 28 How the Comrades came over the Marches of France Clive Catterall
00:27:59
Play 29 How the Blessed Hour of Sight Came to the Lady Tiphaine Clive Catterall
00:25:05
Play 30 How the Brushwood Men came to the Chateau of Villefranche Clive Catterall
00:19:51
Play 31 How Five Men held the Keep of Villefranche Clive Catterall
00:23:02
Play 32 How the Company took Counsel Round the Fallen Tree Clive Catterall
00:16:42
Play 33 How the Army made the Passage of Roncesvalles Clive Catterall
00:19:03
Play 34 How the Company Made Sport in the Vale of Pampeluna Clive Catterall
00:22:22
Play 35 How Sir Nigel Hawked at an Eagle Clive Catterall
00:29:09
Play 36 How Sir Nigel Took the Patch from his Eye Clive Catterall
00:31:06
Play 37 How the White Company came to be Disbanded Clive Catterall
00:21:11
Play 38 Of the Home-coming to Hampshire Clive Catterall
00:20:10