In twelfth-century England, after his master, a maker of coins for the king, is brutally punished for alleged cheating, seventeen- year-old Edmund finds himself traveling to the Holy Land as squire to a knight crusader on his way to join the forces of Richard Lionheart.
Two friends, Peter and John, are caught on opposing sides of the war between the crusading Catholic Knights and the heretic city of Béziers in 1209, and they embark on separate quests to uncover a secret that could change the world.
Presents a brief history of the Crusades written for early readers, and describes how the armies of Western Europe came together to try and reclaim the Holy Land from the Muslims.
Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade.
Life becomes much more exciting for Tristan, an orphan, after he is chosen to be a squire to one of the Knights Templar and entrusted with getting the Holy Grail safely back to England.
Elvina, the unusual granddaughter of renowned Jewish rabbi Solomon ben Isaac, who prefers studying and writing to activities considered respectable for girls, takes a great risk by helping a young boy who has run away from a group of Christian Crusaders in eleventh century Troyes, France.
Explores the Fourth Crusades in Constantinople, providing historical information about the reasons for the invasion, military strategies, and consequences of the conflict.