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1356 (2012)

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1356 is a novel about the further exploits of Thomas of Hookton ,. . . though he doesn’t appear in this excerpt from an early chapter in the novel. Instead I’ve chosen a passage about Thomas’s friend, Robbie Douglas, who has travelled to France with a band of Scottish men-at-arms who are sworn to help the French King fight their old enemy, the English.

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Death of Kings (2011)

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Death of Kings continues the story of Uhtred, this time through the tumultous years which followed the death of Alfred the Great as two men struggle to inherit the crown of Wessex. Uhtred has to contend with betrayal, treachery and the largest army the Danes have yet assembled to conquer Wessex . . . all brought to a climax in a winter battle fought in the fens of East Anglia.

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The Fort (2010)

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THE FORT is about the Penobscot Expedition of 1779. A small British garrison had been established in what is now Maine (and was then part of Massachusetts), and the rebel government in Boston was determined to expel that garrison.

Seven hundred British redcoats were in an unfinished fort, Fort George, and the harbour beneath the fort was protected by three sloops-of-war. Against this the State of Massachusetts sent an army of around 900 men and a fleet of 42 ships, half of which were warships.

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