The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of ...
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The 1640s, the time of the English Civil War. Colonel Beverley, a Royalist, squire of Arnwood and High Keeper of the New Forest, leaves to join the King's army. He dies at the Battle of Naseby, leaving his two sons and two daughters in the care of their Aunt Judith. A troop of Parliamentary soldiers and their Leveller preacher, Abel Corbould, come to Arnwood. The four Beverley children are smuggled out of Arnwood, taken to Jacob Armitage, a royalist forester's home in the forest and hidden there. The children encounter various adventures, become involved with the family of Parliament's new Intendant of the New Forest, Heatherstone, and eventually join a conspiracy to help King Charles, who has escaped from captivity.Written by
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I didn't read the novel or am familiar with it. The story is about life long ago and far away in England during the time of Sherwood Forest. The family includes four children and a surprisingly discovery in the barn. Life was brutal there. The characters especially the children are sad in so many ways. There is a somewhat happy ending. Malcolm Storry does a good job in playing the children's uncle who cares for them. Death and starvation is common in the new forest for the children. They have to learn to survive by their wits and will. The movie is satisfactory.
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