(From the publisher):
Mr. Henty weaves a story of the life and times of King Richard the Lionhearted that is yet to be equalled. Cuthbert de Lance, the hero of the story, is of Norman blood on his father's side and Saxon by his mother. By timely aid to the Earl of Evesham, Cuthbert is rewarded by being allowed to go to the Crusade as his page. He gains a reputation for valor and prowess due to gallant deeds and his resourcefulness not only helps King Richard but aids Cuthbert in many a 'hairbreadth escape'.
Original title: Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Middle Ages
- Also published as "The Boy Knight" and "Fighting the Saracens"