Leofwine, unlike his wild, younger brother, finds no pleasure in terrorizing the countryside and longs to enter a monastery. Shortly after this dream is fulfilled, however, he hears strange rumors of a monk who preaches “heresy”. Unable to stop thinking about these new ideas, Leofwine at last determines to leave the monastery and England. Leofwine’s search for inner peace takes him to France and Rome and finally to Jerusalem, but in his travels, he uncovers a plot against his beloved country. Will he be able to help save England? And will he ever find true rest for his troubled soul?
Story Setting: Medieval Europe and Middle East in 1052 - 1066 A.D.
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Notable People and Events: Lanfranc, Hildebrand, Norman Conquest of England
Originally published in 1881; 264 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult
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"I enjoyed [Leofwine the Monk and Elfreda the Saxon] and the additional insight they gave me. They provide a pleasurable way to understand English history and Church history. I would say that the history lesson is just a by-product of the opportunity to read a good story." – Christine Hindle, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Read the full review
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
For Merrie England
Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Through Stress and Strain
Church History Series
Before the Dawn
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Glaucia the Greek Slave
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters