Skellfield Revisited


“Steady the 17th Lancers! Steady.” Using their parade ground drill, lines expanded when a horse fell and contracted after, in response to the “Close up! Close up!” call from Captain Morgan. Shells and roundshot scythed through the ranks, reducing their number every moment, until half way down the valley their formation was lost. Then even Lord Cardigan could not stop the stampede or the slaughter that followed.Henry and Beth’s son, Robert, barely sixteen finds his privileged life at Skellfield and his first romantic awakening overturned by events in the Crimea in 1854.

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