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The Captive Princess The story of the first Christian princess of Britain I remember reading this as a child and it captured my imagination so much that I have been searching for it again for years What a delight to find it again after all this time.So that I won t forget down the road the plot Miss Maxine Shore s The Captive Princess is a pious confection put together of ingredients cloyingly familiar to readers of fiction dealing with the early Christian church The heroine, Gwladys, is ultimately renamed Claudia but not soon enough Gwladys, daughter of King Carad I remember reading this as a child and it captured my imagination so much that I have been searching for it again for years What a delight to find it again after all this time.So that I won t forget down the road the plot Miss Maxine Shore s The Captive Princess is a pious confection put together of ingredients cloyingly familiar to readers of fiction dealing with the early Christian church The heroine, Gwladys, is ultimately renamed Claudia but not soon enough Gwladys, daughter of King Caradoc of the Belgic Catuvellauni, is carried away to Roman captivity, along with her father, her mother, her brother and her maternal grandfather, the Arch Druid Bran Needless to say, they become Christians and as the story ends, early in Nero s reign, they are heading back for missionary work in Britain under the inspiration of St Paul and the guidance of the indefatigable Joseph of Arimathea, who for nearly half a century has been ferrying tin from, and salvation to, Britain Gwladys was destined to Christianity Joseph had dropped in to pray for her safe delivery an Israelite named Illid had given her a Chritsian talisman brooch when she was nine she had saved and cherished a Jewish Christian slave girl and, most effective of all, her particular Roman, Captain Aulus Rufus Pudens Pudentius, was a Christian even before she was In this respect Miss Shore is revolutionary, since the normal pattern is to have the captive maiden bring out the latent spirituality of her captor.Taken verbatim from Read this when I was nine years old totally spellbound by it.

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