Wulf the Saxon
Author: G.A. Henty
Illustrator: Ralph Peacock
HENTY, G[eorge] A[lfred]. Wulf the Saxon. A Story of the Norman Conquest. With Twelve Illustrations by Ralph Peacock. London: Blackie & Son, 1895. 12mo, 384pp + 32 advts. Green cloth pictorially stamped in yellow, dark green, black and gilt; a.e.g. Gray endpapers; 12 b&w plates. Light rubbing to spine ends and corners, slights so to spine stamping, else a clean, tight copy.
First edition. Wulf of Steyning, a Saxon thane loyal to King Harold Godwinson, boldly captures a castle in the Welsh wars, risking his life to rescue his shipwrecked sovereign, and combating Norsemen at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. Wulf and his comrades resolutely stand by King Harold in a series of adventures, climaxing at the Battle of Hastings. Newbolt 66.1.