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By Pike and Dyke

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"By Pike and Dyke" by George Alfred Henty is a thrilling historical novel that follows the struggles of the Netherlands during the Eighty Years' War for independence from Spanish rule. The story is full of action, suspense, and intrigue as the characters navigate through treacherous political landscapes and dangerous battles.

Henty's attention to detail and meticulous research shines through in this novel, bringing to life the events and challenges faced by the Dutch resistance fighters. The characters are well-developed and engaging, making it easy for readers to become emotionally invested in their journeys and victories.

Overall, "By Pike and Dyke" is a captivating and educational read that offers a unique perspective on a pivotal moment in European history. Henty's masterful storytelling and vivid descriptions make this book a must-read for fans of historical fiction and adventure.

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It is the 1570's, and the people of the Netherlands live in terror under the cruel dominion of Spain. Though many long to be free of Spanish tyranny, efforts at rebellion are failing, and allies are nowhere to be found. Edward “Ned” Martin, son of an English captain and a Dutch lady, is thrust into the conflict when he resolves to help his mother’s people and avenge his murdered relatives. Entering the service of the revolutionary leader William the Silent, Prince of Orange, Ned is called upon to carry out dangerous secret missions deep within occupied territory. Through hairbreadth escapes, fierce sea fights, terrifying sieges, and daring rescues, Ned becomes a witness to the inspiring and heartbreaking events of the rise of the Dutch republic.

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