The Last of the Barons — Volume 04 The Last of the Barons — Volume 04

The Last of the Barons — Volume 04

Publisher Description

This is volume 4 book of this series. Its story revolves around the power struggle between the English King Edward IV and his powerful minister Earl of Warwick. The King is portrayed as effeminate, capricious and licentious, in contrast with the Earl, shown as a distinguished warrior and politician, great patriot and affectionate father. Other historical figures that appear frequently in the text are Duke of Clarence,  Duke of Gloucester (the future King Richard III),  Marquess of Montagu, and Lord Hastings.  Romance and science in the Middle Ages are the secondary themes of the novel. They are explored through Sibyll, a beautiful young maiden, and her old father, Adam Warner. Sibyll, who is in love with Lord Hastings, is inseparable from her father throughout the story. Adam is a hypomanic natural philosopher working for many years to complete his invention, a mechanical device that is supposed to carry out functions of a modern steam engine. Persecuted, mistrusted, and misunderstood, he is forced to work as a royal alchemist. The novel ends tragically with the Battle of Barnet.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1873
1 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
131
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
113
KB

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