My Dear Lads,
In the present volume I have endeavoured to give the
details of the principal events in a struggle whose
importance can hardly be overrated. At its commencement
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...