Saint George for England


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.5 stars; 50 reviews)

A tale written for children in 1885. It tells of a child of noble birth whose parents have fallen foul of the current royalty. He is placed in hiding and grows up with a bowyer and then apprenticed to an armourer just outside the gates of the City of London. He becomes accomplished in arms and joins the campaign in France where we see the battles of Crecy and Poitiers through his eyes. A tale of heroism and 14th century viciousness. Great fun.(summary by jimmowatt)

(9 hr 36 min)

Chapters

00 - Preface 2:36 Read by Jim Mowatt
01 - A Wayfarer 25:39 Read by Jim Mowatt
02 - The Hut in the Marshes 26:38 Read by Jim Mowatt
03 - A Thwarted Plot 25:58 Read by Jim Mowatt
04 - A Knight's Chain 26:04 Read by Jim Mowatt
05 - The City Games 25:18 Read by Brett W. Downey
06 - The Melee 25:17 Read by Brett W. Downey
07 - The Young Esquire 27:57 Read by Brett W. Downey
08 - Off to the Wars 26:05 Read by Brett W. Downey
09 - The Siege of Hennebon 28:16 Read by Todd Cranston-Cuebas
10 - A Place of Refuge 25:34 Read by Todd Cranston-Cuebas
11 - A Stormy Interview 25:23 Read by Richard Kilmer
12 - Jacob van Artevelde 23:36 Read by Brett W. Downey
13 - The White Ford 24:31 Read by Brett W. Downey
14 - Cressy 29:01 Read by Jim Mowatt
15 - The Siege of a Fortalice 21:43 Read by Brett W. Downey
16 - A Prisoner 29:39 Read by Richard Kilmer
17 - The Capture of Calais 29:52 Read by Richard Kilmer
18 - The Black Death 21:23 Read by Amy Benton
19 - By Land and Sea 21:32 Read by Amy Benton
20 - Poitiers 23:09 Read by Brett W. Downey
21 - The Jacquerie 28:03 Read by Diana Majlinger
22 - Victory and Death 33:13 Read by BillMac

Reviews

What a Tale

(4.5 stars)

Though not among Henty's most gripping works, Saint George for England is truly a tale of knights and fair maidens. Henty depicts a life when all of Britain lived at the mercy of battles and monarchs. Walter, the hero, lives and dies a knight of valor.

Great stories of war and adventure for boys!

(5 stars)

Son loves listening to this book! very vivid portrayals of human nature in peace and under duress!

(5 stars)

The readers did an awesome job!!! Thank you guys for all the time you spent.

wonderful

(5 stars)

I love this story. It makes me wish chivalry was still alive.

good book. decently read. thanks to the volunteers

(4 stars)

(5 stars)

Great story! Readers did a good job.