Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades

G. A. HENTY (1832 - 1902)

Set in the late twelfth century during the Third Crusade, the Norman Conquest having occured not much more than a hundred years ago, Winning His Spurs is a tale of Christian heroism. Cuthbert, a fifteen-year-old village boy whose life is rather dull, is given his life's dream when, after showing heroic bravery in saving Margaret, the daughter of the Earl of Evesham, from Wortham Hold, he is hired as the page of the earl to serve in the war against the Muslims occupying Jerusalem. This brave young boy serves as a soldier in the Crusade, commits acts of heroism, rescues a Princess, and eventually, he "wins his spurs" as a knight and is promoted to Earl of Evesham himself! Are you ready to join Cuthbert and learn of his exciting adventures?
Summary by Austin Gasiecki

Genre(s): Action & Adventure

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 The Outlaws Jennifer Gasiecki
00:18:04
Play 02 A Rescue Jennifer Gasiecki
00:17:51
Play 03 The Capture of Wortham Hold Jennifer Gasiecki
00:17:11
Play 04 The Crusades Jennifer Gasiecki
00:18:48
Play 05 Preparations Jennifer Gasiecki
00:20:33
Play 06 The Lists Jennifer Gasiecki
00:19:32
Play 07 Revenge Jennifer Gasiecki
00:19:40
Play 08 The Attack Jennifer Gasiecki
00:17:09
Play 09 The Princess Berengaria Jennifer Gasiecki
00:22:59
Play 10 Pirates Jennifer Gasiecki
00:19:00
Play 11 In the Holy Land Jennifer Gasiecki
00:20:45
Play 12 The Accolade Jennifer Gasiecki
00:19:50
Play 13 In the Hands of the Saracens Jennifer Gasiecki
00:21:29
Play 14 An Effort for Freedom Jennifer Gasiecki
00:20:40
Play 15 A Hermit's Tales Jennifer Gasiecki
00:19:26
Play 16 A Fight of Heroes Jennifer Gasiecki
00:21:23
Play 17 An Alpine Storm Jennifer Gasiecki
00:22:01
Play 18 Sentenced to Death Jennifer Gasiecki
00:24:26
Play 19 Dresden Jennifer Gasiecki
00:21:14
Play 20 Under the Greenwood Jennifer Gasiecki
00:24:44
Play 21 The Attempt on the Convent Jennifer Gasiecki
00:24:23
Play 22 A Dastardly Stratagem Jennifer Gasiecki
00:22:47
Play 23 The False and Perjured Knight Jennifer Gasiecki
00:22:22
Play 24 The Siege of Evesham Castle Jennifer Gasiecki
00:24:27
Play 25 In Search of the King Jennifer Gasiecki
00:27:54
Play 26 King Richard's Return to England Jennifer Gasiecki
00:15:54