In the Reign of Terror
by G A Henty
With 40 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. In 1790, Harry Sandwich, an English boy of good family, ... Show synopsis With 40 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. In 1790, Harry Sandwich, an English boy of good family, is invited to become the companion of the sons of a French aristocrat family living in Paris. After saving one of the daughters from the teeth of a mad dog, he is elevated to hero status and becomes a close comrade of the boys, and protector of the three daughters. His bravery serves him well, as he soon realizes that he has been thrust into the reign of terror of the French Revolution. Led by Maximilian Robespierre, the revolutionaries sought to establish the "Republic of Virtue," thus creating citizens of pure morals, high ideals, and patriotism. This, however, led to seizing the property of the wealthy nobles, and condemning to the guillotine anyone who associated with the monarchy, or expressed royalist views.The Marquis and his family become the target of this merciless Jacobin reign, and Harry is tested to the limit as he tries to aid them. Falling short of saving the entire family, and feared to be dead by his family in England, he risks his life to rescue at least the two youngest girls. It's a rousing Henty tale at its best. The Henty History Series - Learning History Through Fiction The Henty series is a unique way of learning about history. It consists of over 80 novels, each written by George A. Henty, and each featuring a significant historical person, period or event. * Perfect for busy people who have never lost their desire to learn. * An ideal way for homeschool students to learn history. * Organized by time period. * With additional nonfiction articles and a bibliography of recommended reading. "If you want to fall in love with history, there is simply no better way to do it than this."