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Based on historical fact, this audiobook is full of intrigue and chivalry, and at a time when Normandy was not part of France. This is the romantic childhood history of Richard the Fearless, Duke of Normandy. After his father was assassinated, when he was just nine years old, he is kidnapped and imprisoned by Louis of France who wanted to annex Normandy.

But thanks to the bravery and daring of Richard's loyal squire and knight, Osmond de Centeville, he makes good his escape. Richard's great grandson was to become William the Conqueror and King of England. The story is full of suspense and bravery, of loyalty and resolve under the most scary circumstances. Courage is a strong value for all involved.

Table of Contents

Chapter 01: A Welcome Visit

Chapter 02: An Untimely Death

Chapter 03: Richard Assumes the Ducal Mantle

Chapter 04: A Comrade

Chapter 05: Danger in the Castle

Chapter 06: At the French Court

Chapter 07: For the Sake of a Falcon

Chapter 08: A Daring Escape

Chapter 09: Danes to the Rescue

Chapter 10: Royal Hostages

Chapter 11: The Passing of a Prince

Chapter 12: A Boon Granted

Chapter 13: Reconciliation at Last

Charlotte Yonge

Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823-1901) was a prolific British novelist, magazine editor, best known for her work in children's literature. Yonge taught Sunday School for 71 years and her novels express the same values and concerns she shared with her students, courage and self-sacrifice for a greater good.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leila | 10/8/2010

    " We've now read The Little Duke twice through, and incredibly it was even BETTER the second time. This is one of the most inspiring narrative biographies I've ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Candi | 10/14/2008

    " Read this with my son - We both really enjoyed this story about the life of a gentle and noble young boy who is forced to grow up much too quickly since his father is taken from him at a young age. He proves himself to be a ready leader. "

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