When London Burned

When London Burned

A Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire

by G. A. Henty
Publisher: Robinson Curriculum
Library Binding, 428 pages
List Price: $29.99 Sale Price: $17.99

Historical Setting: England, France, The Netherlands, 1665-1666 A. D.

As the death of Sir Aubrey Shenstone, an impoverished and improvident Royalist nobleman, his son, Cyril, inherits nothing more than his father's title, and must work as a clerk for various London tradesmen. Honest, hardworking, and quick-thinking, he uncovers the plots of thieves and deceivers, diverts a fire-ship in a sea-battle with the Dutch, serves as a doctor's assistant during the Plague, and prevents the murder of one of his friends. He is severely wounded in the sea-battle, and later contracts the Plague, but survives all and receives back as a gift—the consequence of his industry, resourcefulness, self-sacrifice, and discretion—the estates that his father had lost.

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