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Unknown to History

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By: (1823-1901)

Unknown to History by Charlotte Mary Yonge is a classic historical novel that takes readers on a captivating journey through the medieval era. Set in the time of King Richard the Lionheart, the story follows the adventures of a young woman named Ogilvye who disguises herself as a boy in order to protect her family's honor.

Yonge's writing is both evocative and detailed, painting a vivid picture of life in medieval England. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each with their own motivations and struggles. Ogilvye, in particular, is a strong and courageous protagonist who defies traditional gender roles to protect her loved ones.

The plot is fast-paced and full of intrigue, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers engaged. Yonge does a commendable job of weaving historical events into the narrative, bringing the medieval world to life in a way that feels authentic and immersive.

Overall, Unknown to History is a compelling read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and adventure. Yonge's masterful storytelling and attention to detail make this novel a true standout in the genre.

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During the captivity of Mary, Queen of Scots, plots, conspiracies, and intrigue engulfed the country. Catholics were apprehensive of Protestants; Scots mistrusted the English. No one felt completely safe. Into the midst of this turmoil was thrust a tiny baby girl, rescued from a storm-tossed sea, the solitary survivor of the wreck of the Bride of Dunbar. Was this unfortunate child - adopted and raised in the bosom of a loving family - connected to the displaced and unhappy Queen Mary? Would she eventually find herself at the mercy of the Elizabeth, Queen of England, or would she find happy bliss with her one true love?

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