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The Children of the New Forest

The Children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat
By: (1792-1848)

The Children of the New Forest is a captivating historical novel that follows the lives of four orphaned siblings during the English Civil War. The story masterfully weaves together elements of adventure, loyalty, and resilience as the children navigate the challenges of living in the forest, disguised as peasants to evade capture.

Marryat's vivid descriptions bring the forest to life, and the reader is transported to a time filled with danger and uncertainty. The characters are well-developed and endearing, each with their own unique personality and strengths. The siblings' bond is heartwarming and their determination to survive and protect each other is truly inspiring.

The novel is rich in historical detail, offering a glimpse into the tumultuous period of the English Civil War and the struggles faced by those caught in the midst of it. The plot is engaging and keeps the reader on the edge of their seat, rooting for the children as they face various obstacles and adversaries.

Overall, The Children of the New Forest is a beautifully written and engaging read that will appeal to both young adult and adult readers. It is a timeless story of resilience, courage, and family bonds that will stay with you long after you've turned the final page.

Book Description:

The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house, Arnwood, is burned by Roundhead soldiers. However, they escape and are raised by Joseph Armitage, a gamekeeper in his cottage in the New Forest. The story describes how the children adapt from anaristocratic lifestyle to that of simple cottagers. The children are concealed as the grandchildren of Armitage.

Eventually after Armitage’s death, Edward Beverley leaves and works as a secretary for the sympathetic Puritan placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest. He then joins the army of the future King Charles II and after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester, he escapes to France and lives in exile until the Restoration.

His brother and siblings continue to live in the New Forest and they are reunited on the King’s return.

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