The White Company - Arthur Conan Doyle

The White Company

By Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Release Date: 1891-01-01
  • Genre: History
The White Company book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 48 Ratings)

The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

The White Company is a historical adventure by Arthur Conan Doyle set during the Hundred Year's War. The story is set in England, France, and Spain, in the years 1366 and 1367, against the background of the campaign of Edward, the Black Prince to restore Peter of Castile to the throne of the Kingdom of Castile. The climax of the book occurs before the Battle of Nájera. Doyle became inspired to write the novel after attending a lecture on the Middle Ages in 1889. After extensive research, The White Company was published in serialized form in 1891 in Cornhill Magazine. Additionally, the book is considered a companion to Doyle's later work Sir Nigel, which explores the early campaigns of Sir Nigel Loring and Samkin Aylward.

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User reviews about this book

  • Doyle wrote something besides Sherlock Holmes!

    5
    By Mystery loves history
    This turned out to be as good a medieval romance as ever Scott wrote. If you are expecting Victorian England this isn't the book for you. But for me I loved Ivanhoe so I found this to be quite a treat.
  • The white company

    4
    By kdbarto
    Not Sherlock Holmes and an excellent story of Knights and chivalry. The writing is long on description and a little short on plot, and the end come pretty abruptly, and I would recommend it to anyone who thinks that Conan Doyle only wrote the Holmes mysteries.
  • Amazing

    5
    By ife30
    Doyle's best work
  • The White Company

    5
    By Novoa85
    Very good historical fiction. Sr. Arthur does a fantastic job.

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