Eight-year-old Richard lives in the Castle of Bayeux where he is cared for by Lady Astrida, Eric, the baron of Centeville, and Osmond, her Grandson. When news comes that his father has been murdered during a peace conference Richard becomes the Duke.
Taken hostage by a rival king and longing for his home country Richard learns some difficult lessons about leadership and kindness. But will he get the opportunity to use this knowledge or will his enemies prevail? This edition also features the gorgeous illustrations from two previous
This edition features the gorgeous illustrations from two previous printings to bring the story even more alive, and has been split into 24 easy to read sections for easy scheduling when using a Charlotte Mason education.