I’m excited to offer my second study guide in the G.A. Henty series for The Dragon and the Raven!
It’s 870 A.D.
Vikings have invaded the English countryside, and although the English try to repulse these attacks, they are overrun by the savagery and sheer numbers of the Danish forces.
This exciting tale by G.A. Henty tells the story of the fictional hero Edmund as he serves the historic King Alfred. As the story opens we find the Saxon people deep in conflict with the Vikings, desperate to save their homes and families from senseless destruction. As Edmund witnesses the battles between Saxon and Viking, he observes their fighting styles, and eventually puts that knowledge into use and created a uniquely trained group of soldiers. With Alfred’s blessing, Edmund commisions a new ship called the Dragon. Manning this ship with his special forces, Edmund joins the battle for freedom from Danish oppression. His adventures take him all throughout Europe and lead to glory, wealth, and eventually love.
Witness up close Viking battles, exciting adventures on the sea, capture by the enemy, and the siege of Paris alongside Edmund as he serves his country.
Learn about Alfred and why he is remembered as “the Great,” discover the lifestyles and customs of Saxons and Vikings, explore geography and vocabulary related to the story, and do hands-on activities to make learning come alive.
Sample pages include:
My free unit study includes maps, notes from each chapter, vocabulary lists, and links to websites, activities, recipes, and videos. It works great for homeschool settings or homeschool co-op classes. Print a copy for reference, and use it on your computer, tablet, or smart phone to access the many links available.
Enjoy links to fun activities, such as an ancient Viking board game:
Or learn to use the Nordic knitting style of nalbinding:
And complete your study with an authentic feast!
Next in the series: My study guide on Wulf the Saxon by G. A. Henty. It’s the next exciting tale in the saga of the English people. See my full post on using G. A. Henty books with William Churchill’s History of the English Speaking Peoples HERE.
Nicki Truesdell is a 2nd-generation homeschooler and mother to 5. She is a homemaker at heart, and loves books, freedom, history and quilts, and blogs about all of these at nickitruesdell.com. She believes that homeschooling can be relaxed and that history is fun, and both can be done with minimal cost or stress, no matter your family’s circumstances. Nicki is a member of the Texas Home Educators Advisory Board. She also teaches ESL online from home. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.