A Circlet of Oak Leaves (from 1968) | By Rosemary Sutcliff

UK cover of A Circlet of Oak LeavesI have been slowly updating, and I hope improving, the page here on this website with the brief  summaries of the stories that Rosemary Sutcliff tells in her books. So,  A Circlet of Oak Leaves (from 1968):

Gradually reveals the mystery behind a humble horse-breeder Aracos’s award for outstanding bravery. It tells the story of a daring exploit when Roman auxiliaries and legionnaires fought the Picts on the northern borders of England. Standing in for Felix, a legionary sick with fear before a battle, he fights with great courage and then sees Felix receive the Corona Civica for what he has been through.

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