Men of Iron


Men of Iron, written and illustrated by Howard Pyle, was first published in 1891. The story takes place in 15th century England during the transition of kings from the cruel Richard II to Henry the 4th. Follow the tale of Myles Falworth, a young squire, who plans to become a knight and reclaim his father's honor which was lost during the violent transition between kings. Besides providing an engaging story, Men of Iron tell of the processes and high expectations of becoming and knight and the role of chivalry in their code.

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73 (fairly easy)