A Jacobite Exile

Being the Adventures of a Young Englishman in the Service of Charles the Twelfth of Sweden

Author: Henty, G. A. (George Alfred)

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 4
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: F
  • Flesch: 73.2
  • Kincaid: 8.15
  • Fog Level: 11.07
  • Core 1 and 2: 85.68

Placement Text

On the borders of Lancashire and Westmoreland, two centuries since, stood Lynnwood, a picturesque mansion, still retaining something of the character of a fortified house. It was ever a matter of regret to its owner, Sir Marmaduke Carstairs, that his grandfather had so modified its construction, by levelling one side of the quadrangle, and inserting large mullion windows in that portion inhabited by the family, that it was in no condition to stand a siege, in the time of the Civil War. Sir Marmaduke was, at that time, only a child, but he still remembered how the Roundhead soldiers had