Well, if the G.A. Henty books were and remain my favorite series, I have to say that the hands down favorite all around was In Freedom’s Cause.
Archie saves the day, and fights for Robert the Bruce and William Wallace. The escape from the castle is most riveting and the love of the woman made me swoon. It’s been many years since I read it, and perhaps now I would find it a thin plot, but for a 12 year old girl, it was just the perfect combination of blood and thunder and love.