The Little Duke or Richard the Fearless

The Little Duke or Richard the Fearless

By: Charlotte Mary Yonge
Published by: John W. Parker and Son
Publication Date: 1854

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The excitement of feudal days comes alive in the absorbing story of an eight-year-old boy who became the ruler of a great land.

This is the drama of a real boy, Richard the Fearless, whose father was Duke of Normandy. When the Duke was murdered, young Richard was taken to Rouen, dressed in the scarlet robes of state, invested with the ducal sword and mantle, and crowned Duke of Normandy. Now real wards replaced his childhood games, and Richard became the pawn in a plot of the wicked King Louis to win over the Norman people.

When King Louis kept Richard captive at the Court of France, the Normans feared for his life. How Richard bravely made his escape hidden in a bale of hay and how he dealt with the enemies of his people make an unforgettable story of the color and pageantry of another age.

From the dust jacket of the Junior Deluxe Edition
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The Little Duke Reprint

The Little Duke
Reprinted in 2020 by The Good and The Beautiful
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The Little Duke  Reprint

The Little Duke
Reprinted in 2007 by Yesterday's Classics
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This edition, first published in 2007 by Yesterday’s Classics, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Macmillan & Company in 1911.


The Little Duke  Reprint

The Little Duke
Reprinted in 2017 by Living Book Press
Available formats: Paperback
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This edition features the gorgeous illustrations from two previous printings to bring the story even more alive, and has been split into 24 easy to read sections for easy scheduling when using a Charlotte Mason education.



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