The Emperor's Winding Sheet

Puffin Books


Jill Paton Walsh

No. of pages 251

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"Walsh brings a meticulous eye for detail and storyteller's skill to this tale of the fall of Constantinople in 1453 and the siege that marked the end of the Byzantine Empire. "

 

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The Emperor's Winding Sheet
This story is set in Constantinople at its fall to the Turks. Piers Barber has been sent abroad from England by his uncle on an English trade ship, after his father's sudden illness makes educating him further impossible. The ship is wrecked and Piers taken by pirates. Eventually he ends up in the hands of Constantine, the soon to be crowned emperor. But Constantinople is doomed to fall in 1453. As the Turks move in the end of the Byzantine Empire is nigh...

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