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For Merrie England: A Tale of the Weavers of Norfolk Emma Leslie

For Merrie England: A Tale of the Weavers of Norfolk

Emma Leslie

Published June 30th 2010
ISBN : 9781934671382
Hardcover
168 pages
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In the fall of 1357, a Flemish weaver travels around the countryside in England, at the request of the king, seeking apprentices to learn his trade. During this time, however, many Englishmen prefer the easy wealth gained from war and pillaging toMoreIn the fall of 1357, a Flemish weaver travels around the countryside in England, at the request of the king, seeking apprentices to learn his trade. During this time, however, many Englishmen prefer the easy wealth gained from war and pillaging to learning to work diligently with their hands. Along the way the weaver meets a prosperous wool merchant with two sons-big, strong, sixteen-year-old Roger and small, crippled, thirteen-year-old Tom. The merchant is eager to advance his elder son but the weaver feels drawn to the intelligence of young Tom who is seen only as a burden and a curse. When Roger suddenly disappears one evening, the weaver sees his opportunity to help Tom, but Toms father is not at all sure he should agree to the weavers startling plan. Through many unexpected events, Tom must learn how even a crippled boy can serve God and be a true help to his family and his country.