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Ivanhoe – Summary

It is a dark time for England. Four generations after the Norman conquest of the island, the tensions between Saxons and Normans are at a peak; the two peoples even refuse to speak one anothers languages. King Richard is in an Austrian prison after having been captured on his way home from the Crusades; his …

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Ivanhoe – Chapters 13-17

Summary In the tumult after the revelation of Ivanhoes identity, as the name of the victorious knight spreads throughout the crowd, Prince John and his advisors hurriedly discuss the consequences of his reappearance. One problem is that John has granted Ivanhoes castle to Sir Reginald Front-de-Boeuf. Maurice de Bracy and Waldemar Fitzurse insist that Front-de-Boeuf …

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Ivanhoe – Chapters 9-12

Summary Prince John and his councilor Waldemar Fitzurse discuss the identity of the Disinherited Knight; they run down a list of candidates, but are unable to draw any conclusions. When the Knight is allowed to choose his Queen of Love and Beauty, he shocks the assembled Normans by selecting Rowena, a Saxon. He further surprises …

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Ivanhoe – Chapters 37-40

Summary The trial of Rebecca begins with a list of charges read against Brian de Bois-Guilbert–charges which are read and then dismissed on the grounds that Rebecca is truly to blame for the Templars misdeeds. Supposed “witnesses” drummed up by Malvoisin testify that Rebecca possesses supernatural powers of healing; another witness paints a strange scene …

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