Saint George for England

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(4.5 stars; 107 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)


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 (1942 - 2022)
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 (1942 - 2022)
17 - The Capture of Calais 29:52 Read by Richard Kilmer (1942 - 2022)
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


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)

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

(5 stars)

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

it's good

(5 stars)

I enjoyed the book. good readers thank you šŸ˜Š

good book. decently read. thanks to the volunteers

(4 stars)

Adrian Dyck

(5 stars)

one of my favorite stories

(5 stars)

Great story! Readers did a good job.