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Emma Leslie Junior Church History Series

Soldier Fritz
For Merrie England
A Tale of the Weavers of Norfolk

by Emma Leslie

Illustrated by R. Taylor

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Story Synopsis

   In the fall of 1357, a Flemish weaver travels around the countryside in England, at the request of the king, seeking apprentices to learn his trade. Along the way he meets a prosperous wool merchant with two sons - big, strong, sixteen-year-old Roger and small, crippled, thirteen-year-old Tom. The merchant is eager to advance his elder son but the weaver feels drawn to the intelligence of young Tom who is seen only as a burden and a curse. When Roger suddenly disappears one evening, the weaver sees his opportunity to help Tom, but will Tom's father agree to his startling plan?

Story Setting:  England in 1357 - 1360
Notable People and Events:  Edward III, 100 Years War
Originally published in 1890; 133 pages; For Ages 8 - Adult

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Emma Leslie (1837-1909), whose actual name was Emma Dixon, was a prolific Victorian children's author who wrote over 100 books. Emma Leslie brought a strong Christian emphasis into her writing and many of her books were originally published by the Religious Tract Society.

Also by Emma Leslie:

Junior Church History Series
Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Soldier Fritz
Through Stress and Strain

Church History Series
Before the Dawn
The Captives
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Leofwine the Monk
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Gytha's Message
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters

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