|Title:||The Children's Crusade|
|Publisher:||The Bodley Head Ltd|
|Tags:||fiction, historical, juvenile|
The story follows the adventures of Geoffrey and Alys de Villacours, who in 1212 set out on a great crusade of children, bent on making their way to the Holy Land to free Jerusalem. The marching clolumn of children got as far as Marseilles on their own, but were then tricked onto the ships of unscupulous traders who sold them into slavery. Geoffrey and Alys were separated on that voyage, but both became the slaves of the Governor of Egypt. The Children's Crusade really happened, and this is a wonderful introduction to the history of the period.--Goodreads.com. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Treece, Henry
Henry Treece (1911-1966) was one of the most prolific writers of historical fiction in the 20th Century. Born in Staffordshire, he mostly wrote prose fiction but he also published five collections of poems including The Haunted Garden in 1947. Together with writer J.F. Hendry (1912-1986) he was founder of the New Apocalyptics poetry group that was active in the 1930s.
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