A Column of Fire - Part Two (1559 – 1563): 10 (290 -311) Summary & Analysis

Follett, Ken
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Barney Willard hates being in the Spanish Army due to the poor food, freezing cold, and long periods without any women. They have not been paid in months and their captain is a bully. Apparently, King Felipe of Spain had money issues paying the army, aside from the fact that he was the richest ran in the world. After leaving Seville two years earlier, they had gone to the Netherlands, a federation off the coast of Europe between France and Germany that had somehow been taken by Spain. Barney, Carlos, and Ebrima had become gunners which kept them out of the direct combat. One year ago, in 1559, the peace treaty was signed and Felipe had gone home and left his army behind. Unfortunately, the citizens do not like the soldiers, and the soldiers are becoming mutinous. Barney and his two friends wanted...

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