"Ivanhoe" is a historical novel describingmedieval England. Events take place in the 12th century. At that time, England ruled Richard the First, known as the Lionheart, and in the country struggled between the Normans and the Saxons. The author of the novel is the founder of the historical novelist Walter Scott.
"Ivanhoe": a brief summary
This novel is devoted to the distant past. Therefore, the short content of "Ivanhoe" should start with a description of the historical circumstances in which the heroes of the novel fall. England is going through a difficult time. King Richard the First is in captivity. At this time, his brother, Prince John, intends to seize the throne.
Famous Saxon Cedric of Rutherwood dreamsto overthrow the Norman rule and revive the power of its people. In his opinion, the chapter of the future liberation movement should become Atelston of Koningsburg. Cedric decides to marry him to Lady Rowena, her ward, who is the last representative of the kind of King Alfred. But Lady Rowena is attached to Cedric's son, Ivanhoe. The summary describes that because of this angered Cedric expels his son from the house and deprives him of his inheritance.
The beginning of the novel begins with the fact that Ivanhoesecretly in the guise of a pilgrim returning from the crusade. Soon, he is followed by a detachment of Brian de Boisguilbert, the commander of the Templars, heading for the knight tournament. This tournament takes place in the presence of Prince John. Briande de Boisguillebert confidently defeats many knights. But suddenly a new knight appears in the arena, the shield of which is adorned with the motto "Deprived of Legacy." He summons the Templar to a duel and triumphs. As a winner, he chooses the queen of love and beauty, which becomes Rowena. On the second day, the Knight "Deprived of the Legacy" wins with the help of the mysterious Black Knight. As a reward, Rowena must place an honorary crown on the head of the first knight. When he is removed from his helmet, he falls, bleeding. In an unfamiliar knight, everyone will recognize Ivanhoe. The summary tells that Prince John perceives this as a sign that Richard the First has received freedom. Therefore, he begins to look for supporters, promising them great rewards. For example, Maurice de Bracy, he offers to his wife a rich and noble bride Lady Rowena, who named the knight decides to kidnap.