Richard Coeur de Lion faced dangers of Civil War at the beginning of his saign, with Wat Tyler and his wandering serfs demanding retribution and a code of rights. This is a vivid story of two boys, fresh from a monastic school, and heirs to vast estates, who were forced to join a band of wanderers, bound for London on a quest to see the king. A good story, and a new setting. L. A. G. Strong has shown his understanding of boy psychology in his adult books. Here's a book boys will like.