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1. At one point in the novel, Sir James Lee says to Myles, "Thou art a foolish boy and knowest naught of the world," a judgment later echoed by the Earl of Mackworth. How is Myles ignorant of the ways of the world? What important lessons does he learn as the narrative progresses?

2. Men of Iron is set at the turn of the fifteenth century, just after Richard II has been dethroned by Henry IV. Henry makes several appearances in the novel and Richard II is referred to repeatedly.

After reading at least one reliable source concerning this change of dynasties, write a report filling in the historical background for this novel.

3. Pyle provides a shortened account of the preparations for the ceremony of knighthood with the Order of the Bath.

Locate a source recounting this ancient ceremony, and report on...

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