G.A. Henty's St. Bartholomew's Eve
Hardback; ISBN 9781590871058
The hero, Philip Fletcher, is a right true English lad, but he has a French connection on his mother's side. This kinship induces him to cross the Channel in order to take a share in the Huguenot wars. Naturally, he sides with the Protestants, distinguishes himself in various battles, and receives rapid promotion for the zeal and daring with which he carries out several secret missions. 402 pages, hardcover.