This site will supply you with multiple resources for your study of Geoffrey Trease's Cue for Treason (1940) and Gweneth Lilly's On a Scaffold High (1995). It offers resources, worksheets and assignment tasks.
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This unit opens a window for you on sixteenth century England, a Golden Age of English history (in its setting, themes and characters) and may introduce you to the genre of the historical fiction. This genre raises interesting technical issues for studying the craft of writing.
This novel was published while England suffered the Blitz in the dark days of 1940. Trease's novel offers inspiration and tradition. Trease uses many local proper place names and makes a powerful appeal to be proud of the native English countryside and its food. Name after name rolls off the page in a patriotic appeal to what's "ancient and true". In it, readers can readily identify with a simple but courageous boy who resists treason and is loyal to his Queen and country. Because it is a novel, we move with the character, we understand his loyalty, we share his fears and hopes, and enjoy the thrill of the chase. No other genre can so successfully teach us history. (G.Smith) Summary
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