Men of Iron

Men of Iron

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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - The year 1400 opened with more than usual peacefulness in England. Only a few months before, Richard II - weak, wicked, and treacherous - had been dethroned, and Henry IV declared King in his stead. But it was only a seeming peacefulness, lasting but for a little while; for though King Henry proved himself a just and a merciful man - as justice and mercy went with the men of iron of those days - and though he did not care to shed blood needlessly, there were many noble families who had been benefited by King Richard during his reign, and who had lost somewhat of their power and prestige from the coming in of the new King. Among these were a number of great lords - the Dukes of Albemarle, Surrey, and Exeter, the Marquis of Dorset, the Earl of Gloucester, and others - who had been degraded to their former titles and estates, from which King Richard had lifted them. These and others brewed a secret plot to take King Henry's life, which plot might have succeeded had not one of their own number betrayed them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595400178
Publisher: 1st World Library
Publication date: 09/01/2004
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,195,937
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

During what has come to be known as the golden age of illustration, Howard Pyle was America's foremost artist/illustrator. Born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1853, he developed his talents at a precociously early age. His specialty was the illustration of historical adventure stories, working for important periodicals such as Harper's Magazine and St. Nicholas. Very seldom does it happen that an excellent illustrator is also an excellent writer (or vice versa), but Howard Pyle, in this as in so much else, proved himself exceptional. Although he is remembered first and foremost as a visual artist, he wrote so well that many of his books are considered classics: The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, Otto of the Silver Hand, The Story of King Arthur and His Knights, plus several other volumes of Arthurian fiction, and, of course, Men of Iron. At the height of his fame, at the relatively youthful age of 58, Pyle died rather suddenly from a kidney infection. But he left behind quite a vital legacy. A comprehensive collection of his work may be viewed at the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. And of course, his historical adventure writings remain in print -- everywhere.

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Men of Iron 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 57 reviews.
ALMarsh More than 1 year ago
Men of Iron, by Howard Pyle, is an inspirational and moving story of a young boy who grows to manhood against the backdrop of the European feudal system. His family having been robbed of their home and lands by an evil Knight, flee to the wilds where young Miles Falworth grows to adolesence. He is eventually taken on as a page by a powerful Lord still friendly to his father. While under the care of this benevolent friend he learns the skills that will take him into the Knighthood. As Miles matures, he finds love for the first time. He is also made aware of the terrible injustice perpetrated against his family. As fate would have it, he is given the opportunity to redeem his family name in a rousing finish that you cant help but love. I read this book nearly fifty years ago and it still stands out as one of my all time favorites. If you are lucky enough to find a copy that has Howard Pyles own illustrations in it, you will be doubly blessed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE PERFECT BOOK!!! It has the perfect beginning, plot, characters, and THE PERFECT ENDING. It is my all time favorite book! I'm so glad I bought it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When people want to read reviews to determine whether or not they want to buy a book, they expect to find actual reviews of a book - not a bunch of kids petending they're in a chat room. If you haven't read the book, don't write a review for it. I read the book & I liked it enough to give it 3 stars. There are chat rooms for a reason - use them. Don't waste our time writing fake book reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was the first mid-Evil book that I read. It really got my attention fast. There was never a dull moment. It is just like Charles Dickens 'Great Expectations' where it builds up to the end and when you finish, you wish that it could just keep going.
momma2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blake said this book was better than Robin Hood because in addition to all the action there were also "girls". I had to laugh as he explained that there was even a secret rendezvous and that the hero got "busted". Ah well, what is a story about knights without a damsel or two, right?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Myles Falworth is a hardheaded, strong willed, youth who has a natural aversion to injustice. He fights his way from poverty to the restoration of his family’s fortune—that was unjustly taken from his father. There is a great deal of brutality—from bullying to fighting a bully to the death. All, in all, although the characters are fictional, the story contains a lot of background social history of life among the nobility of Medieval England.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You expect to find a GOOD review but what you get is a bunch of kids who write fake review with a lot of curse words I mean cmon people GROW UP! Get a life and use chat groups....ON YOUR PHONES!!!!"""
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He muttered something, then shook his head and cleared his throat. "This camp is DEAD." He abruptly stood and turned around, wings whipping through the air. "It's dead and there's nothing left to do." With those last words, his voice trailed in a hoarse whisper.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unsheathes his sword at the loud crashing. He looed around for danger, his face slightly paling.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Teenager about 15 running from a gourgons saying' free smple' but its not percy jackaon, "help" the teen said and he fled to the camp he entered breatheing hard
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Cuz. We are almost the last of the elders.
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*looks out, lips trembling* T-t-this is where we met.......
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Testing!
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*i shadow dash in* here
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