Royalist On The Run

by John Gilbert



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/1/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781468504323
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 276
ISBN : 9781468504330

About the Book

Solomon Hawke is the son of a wealthy landowner who is a strong supporter of Charles 1. In 1643 at the start of the civil war in England, Solomon is sent north from Oxford to escape a deadly rival and his adventures include fighting for a Scottish nobleman and a Barbary Corsair. The story follows his efforts to survive fighting on the losing side and at the same time trying to rescue his family from the wrath of Cromwell. Solomon is a strong, well educated, if rather naïve young man when he goes to Scotland at the age of 18 and despite being a dying military practice, his skill as an archer often comes in handy. He soon however, becomes well versed in the arts associated with the modern military matters, politics and romance.

About the Author

Having been The Head of The Humanities Faculty at Huxlow Science College, teaching Geography and History for many years and also being involved in Teacher Training, it is only since my retirement that I have had the opportunity to write about my interests. My six years teaching in Zambia will also influence some aspects of my writing as will my love of reading the works of other authors of Historical adventure novels. I live in rural Northamptonshire with my wife while my children and grandchildren live close enough for us to remain a tight knit unit that has always supported me in my sporting and writing interests.