Honour And The Sword #1 Andre de Roland [used book]

By: A. L. Berridge

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It is 1636 - the height of the Thirty Years War, one of the bloodiest and most destructive conflicts Europe has ever seen. As the campaigning season begins, the Spanish armies swell out of the Artois region of the Netherlands - flooding into King Louis XIII's France. The sleepy border village of Dax-en-roi stands in their way. Facing the overwhelming might of the Spanish forces, the Chevalier de Roland rallies a valiant defence, but in vain - his household guard no match for the invaders. There is only one survivor as the Roland estate is razed to the ground, one soul who escapes the Spanish brutality: the lone heir to the Roland name, the son, a young boy by the name of André de Roland, the new Sieur of Dax . . . Upon this young nobleman's shoulders all hope lies. He alone must bear the honour of the Roland name and, with it, the fate of his people.

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'Honour and the Sword' tells a story. The book is presented as translated documents without author commentary of any kind, so the reader himself does the job of the historian, forming his judgements on the basis of 'primary' texts. If his view is different from mine, so much the better - and if it makes him want to find out more about this most fascinating period by reading academic history, then that's the outcome of my dreams.

Title: Honour And The Sword #1 Andre de Roland [used book]

Author Name: A. L. Berridge

ISBN Number: 0718155467

ISBN-13: 9780718155469

Location Published: Australia, Penguin Books: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Size: Trade Paperback

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Type: Book

Categories: GF: Historical

Seller ID: 003303