The first day of term cannot be considered a cheerful
occasion. As the boys arrive on the previous
evening, they have so much to tell each other, are
so full of what they have bee...
G. A. Henty once described himself as "a fierce and truculent Briton, ready to defy the whole world." It was an exaggerated yet appropriate description, given Henty's character and appearance. He was ...
When Victoria ascended the British throne on 20 June 1837, G. A. Henty was not yet five years old. Yet in thousands of young boys' lives Henty was destined to be as important as the queen. In a 1980 r...