Many have declared this the most fascinating Henty ever written. The invasion of Britain by the Roman legionaries is the setting for this story. Beric, a boy-chief of a British tribe, takes a prominent part in the insurrection against Rome under Boadicea. These efforts are useless against the might Roman army. For a short time, Beric and his companions continue the fight but are ultimately defeated and taken prisoners to Rome.
Through the eyes of Beric, the reader will learn of life in Rome, the gladitorial schools, the great fire and life in Nero's court. This classic work of Henty's masterful pen sheds much light upon an era much neglected in history studies today.
Note: The Preston Speed cloth edition of this book is out of print. Grace and Truth Books is offering the alternative hardcover published by Robinson Books.
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