While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Henty books.
- For the Temple: A Tale of the Fall of Jerusalem (2015)
- In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce (Dover Children’s Classics) (2002)
- With Lee in Virginia (2004)
- Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest (Dover Children’s Classics) (2010)
- Under Drake’s Flag: A Tale of the Spanish Main (Dover Children’s Classics) (2005)
- In the Reign of Terror: A Story of the French Revolution (Dover Children’s Classics) (2008)
- The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades (2010)
- G. A. Henty – Wulf the Saxon (2016)
- The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt (Dover Children’s Classics) (2002)
- The Lion of the North, a Tale of the Times of Gustavus Adolphus (2014)
- By Right of Conquest: Or with Cortez in Mexico (2012)
“Dreaming, John, as usual? I never saw such a boy. You are always in extremes; either tiring yourself out, or lying half asleep.” “I was not half asleep, mother. I was looking at the lake.” “I cannot see much to look at, John.
In Freedom’s Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce (Dover Children’s Classics) (2002)
At the end of the thirteenth century, the oppressed people of Scotland rebelled against their despised English ruler, Edward Longshanks. In Freedom’s Cause recounts the Scots’ desperate but ultimately triumphant struggle in the face of overwhelming odds — a hard-fought series of battles conducted under the leadership of William Wallace and Robert Bruce.Time has burnished the feats of these great heroes to mythic proportions, but Wallace and Bruce were real people.
With Lee in Virginia (2004)
In this spirited tale of adventure, Vincent Wingfield, who is not yet sixteen, returns home to Virginia after four years of school in England to find conditions in America greatly unsettled.
Return to the days of the Norman invasion of England and fight alongside a nobleman serving the last of England’s Anglo-Saxon monarchs. Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risks his life to rescue his shipwrecked sovereign, and combats Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
G. A. Henty (1832–1903) wrote vastly popular, carefully researched books about fictional youngsters who lived during critical periods of history.
In the Reign of Terror: A Story of the French Revolution (Dover Children’s Classics) (2008)
Return to the tumultuous days of the French Revolution with this captivating tale of adventure and courage. Join Harry Sandwith, a young Englishman, as he accepts a job as a companion to the sons of a French marquis. Follow Harry and his aristocratic friends as they’re swept from their idyllic life at a country estate to the riotous streets of Paris and the very gates of the Bastille.
The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades is the tale of a young man facing many trials in battle during the excitement of the Crusades. The hero of the story, Cuthbert, is a young Englishman who follows King Richard to the Holy Land. The Boy Knight: A Tale of the Crusades is one of the more exciting Henty adventures, and any lover of Robin Hood will certainly enjoy this tale.
G. A. Henty – Wulf the Saxon (2016)
This is the story of a young boy who is a page for the Earl, King Harold of England. Wulf is entrusted by Harold to run errands, and he fights in quite a few famous battles, including the Battle of Stamford Bridge and the Battle of Hastings. Wulf daring and exciting missions will hold the reader in deep suspense.
Chebron, the young son of an Egyptian high priest, and Amuba, a young slave in the boy’s household, are close friends; but their lives are greatly altered when Chebron accidentally kills a cat, an animal held sacred by the ancient Egyptians. Forced to flee for their safety, the boys and their companions begin a long and dangerous journey. A thrilling adventure story, this is also a tale packed with historical facts.
Henty’s biography of the famous Swedish leader is a must-read for those interested in learning about one of history’s most effective military commanders. From the preface: “The story of the Thirty Years’ War is too long to be treated in one volume. Fortunately it divides itself naturally into two parts. The first begins with the entry of Sweden, under her chivalrous monarch Gustavus Adolphus, upon the struggle, and terminates with his death and that of his great rival Wallenstein.
When Roger Hankshaw boards the merchant ship Swan for a perilous journey to the New World, little does the young Englishman know what adventure awaits him. After a shipwreck strands him in Pre-Columbian Mexico, Roger must find a way to avoid becoming one of the many human sacrifices offered to the Aztec gods. Proving himself to be honorable and trustworthy, Roger builds enduring friendships with many of the natives.
Best Henty Books You Should Enjoy
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isualising Skyscapes: Material Forms of Cultural Engagement with the Heavens
Author(s): Liz Henty, Daniel Brown
ID: 2801879, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2019, Size: 11 Mb, Format: epub
March to Magdala
Author(s): Henty, George Alfred
ID: 2417536, Publisher: Duke Classics, Year: 2013, Size: 526 Kb, Format: epub
Parallel Scientific Computing and Optimization: Advances and Applications
Author(s): Raimondas Čiegis, David Henty, Bo Kågström, Julius Žilinskas
ID: 507383, Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, Year: 2009, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.