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Before Edgehill Fight

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Before Edgehill Fight by Rudyard Kipling is a gripping historical fiction novel that takes readers back to 17th century England during the English Civil War. The story follows a young protagonist, Richard, who is swept up in the chaos and violence of the war as he joins the Royalist army.

Kipling does a fantastic job of bringing this tumultuous time period to life with his vivid descriptions and attention to historical detail. The battle scenes are particularly well-written and immersive, allowing readers to feel like they are right there on the battlefield alongside Richard and his fellow soldiers.

The characters in the novel are well-developed and relatable, particularly Richard who undergoes a significant transformation as he navigates the horrors of war. Kipling also does a great job of exploring themes of loyalty, honor, and the cost of war on both individuals and society as a whole.

Overall, Before Edgehill Fight is a compelling and engaging read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and military dramas. Kipling's skillful storytelling and powerful prose make this novel a must-read for anyone interested in this period of history.

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volunteers bring you 11 recordings of Before Edgehill Fight by Rudyard Kipling.
This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 7, 2019.
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A real and down to earth poem about a the Battle of Edgehill. - Summary by Campbell Schelp


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