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Armourer's Prentices

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Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge is a captivating historical novel that transports readers to the medieval period of England. The story follows two young boys, Gillian and Dick, who are apprentices to an armourer in the bustling city of London. As they navigate the challenges of becoming skilled craftsmen, they also find themselves caught up in political intrigue and personal struggles.

Yonge's attention to detail brings the setting to life, making it easy for readers to imagine the sights, sounds, and smells of London in the 15th century. The characters are well-developed and relatable, each facing their own unique obstacles and triumphs. Gillian and Dick's friendship is at the heart of the story, providing a touching portrayal of loyalty and camaraderie.

The plot is fast-paced and engaging, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on their toes. Yonge's writing style is rich and descriptive, drawing readers into the story and making them feel as though they are right alongside the characters.

Overall, Armourer's Prentices is a well-crafted historical novel that will appeal to fans of both historical fiction and coming-of-age stories. With its vivid setting, compelling characters, and gripping plot, it is a must-read for anyone looking for a captivating tale of adventure and friendship.

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Set in the sixteenth century, two young boys are left orphans and are turned out of their home by their older brother, or, more particularly, his shrewish wife. John has taken over their father's position as verdurer, but what are young Ambrose and Stephen to do? Visit and seek counsel from their old and infirm uncle, who lives on charity after leading a military life? Or chase the dream of finding their ne'er-do-well maternal uncle, who has reputedly made his fortune in the king's court.

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