Keywords: 1660-1685 -- fiction

Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak

Walter Scott

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PEVERIL OF THE PEAK By Sir Walter Scott, Bart. CHAPTER I When civil dudgeon first grew high, And men fell out, they knew not why When foul words, jealousies, and fears, Set folk together by the ears BUTLER. William, the Conqueror of England, was, or supposed himself to be, the father of a certain William Peveril, who attended him to the battle of Hastings, and there distinguished himself. The liberal-minded monarch, who assumed in his charters the veritable title of Gulielmus Bastardus, was not ...

Keywords: 1660-1685 -- Fiction Great Britain -- History -- Charles II