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The Warlord Earl

(The fifth book in the Archibald the Grim series)
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In a fierce struggle, Archibald Douglas emerges victorious over the English and their Scottish allies in Galloway.

His triumph is rewarded with the title of Lord of Galloway and the responsibility of safeguarding Scotland’s border. However, the arrival of their French allies, bearing a substantial bribe and two hundred French knights, heralds a dramatic change.

As the Scots are convinced to invade England in revenge for their depredations, Archibald is wary of the consequences of this hastily planned war. But when the king commands them to go to battle, he knows he must go. The results are as dire as he feared, and the young English King Richard marches north with a formidable army. The Scottish army retreats, burning all food and fodder behind them. But Archibald refuses to give up.

Instead, he hatches a daring plan. Leading his Galloway spearmen and the French knights down the west coast of England, they launch a surprise attack on Carlisle. Will this risky move save Scotland by drawing off the English? And will Archibald and his men survive the dangerous ploy? Only time will tell.

Fans of medieval historical fiction and action-packed battles will be enthralled by "The Warlord Earl." With a courageous protagonist and high-stakes conflict, this book will keep readers turning the page until the very end. If you enjoyed "The Last Kingdom" by Bernard Cornwell, you won't want to miss this thrilling tale.

Genre: Historical

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