The book, supplied to my Kindle, did just as it should. The story, which I had not read before, deals with Richard the Lionheart, his treacherous brother John, but more important gives lots of historical information about the dark ages: the serfs and their masters, conflict between Saxons and Normans, knights and jousting, castles and battles. And there is a central character Robin of Loxley, better known as Robin Hood, with other outlaws such as Friar Tuck making important appearances. There is also a little bit of romantic interest. It's not an easy read, but a worthwhile one.