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If All the Swords in England
Historical novel from Bethlehem Books on the life of St. Thomas Becket. It is the year 1170. The long-standing battle of wills between Archbishop Thomas Becket and King Henry II has come to a climax. The twins Edmund and Simon, one in the service of the Archbishop and the other a page of the King, witness the dramatic events leading up to the infamous cathedral slaying. Recommended for fifth grade. Black and white illustrations by Robert M. Sax. 1961 original copyright, reprinted in 2001. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Soft cover. 181 pp.
- Barbara Willard
- Seton Program Books Only
One word can describe this book: Amazing! I was enthralled with the story of St. Thomas Becket. I especially loved how it was shown thru the eyes of two young boys- it made the story much more interesting. It certainly was an amazing book!
if all the swords in england
i am a 5th grader and i loved this book
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