Blue Gonfalon At First Crusade

Margaret Ann Hubbard

SKU: 8119

A panorama of Europe in 1099 AD set in a thrilling story of the First Crusade. Ever since he could remember, Bennet wanted to become a knight. No matter that he was the son of an armorer on the estate of Lord Godfrey, Duke of Lorraine; no matter that a peasant's son could never see the realization of such a fantastic dream.Then one day Peter the Hermit rode through Lorraine, describing atrocities committed by infidels in Jerusalem and calling for an army of Christians to march to Palestine. Bennet's chance had come at last, for when Godfrey took the crusader's cross, he asked Bennet to accompany him to the Holy Land as his squire. With the blue gonfalon flying at the head of the French troops, Bennet began the long journey to Jerusalem - toward adventure, danger, and the possibility that a courageous deed would make his dream of knighthood come true.187 pp. Hardcover with dust jacket. Illustrated.