The year is 1642 and England is on the brink of civil war. Close friends, Harry Furness and Herbert Rippinghall, are surprised to find themselves on opposite sides. Harry, a Royalist, supports the king while Herbert, a Roundhead, supports the Parliamentarians. During the conflict they meet many historical figures including King Charles I, Prince Rupert, and Oliver Cromwell. Who will win the struggle for power? Will Harry and Herbert's friendship survive? These questions and more will be answered in Friends though Divided by G. A. Henty. Set in mid-17th century England, Ireland, and Bermuda, this book includes more than one-hundred-and-ninety geographical, historical, and explanatory footnotes to aid the modern reader.