The Rider of the White Horse, sometimes titled Rider on a White Horse, is a novel for adults published in 1959 by Hodder & Stoughton. It follows Parliamentarian general Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife Anne through the early phase of the English Civil War in the north.

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Chronology Edit

The Rider of the White Horse covers the outbreak of the First English Civil War in 1642 to the Battle of Marston Moor in 1644.

Characters Edit

  • Anne (de Vere), Lady Fairfax
  • Sir Thomas Fairfax
  • Charles Stuart, Charles I of England

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Publication history Edit

In English:

  1. Hodder & Stoughton, 1959, 1967, 1971, 1981.
  2. Penguin: Harmondsworth, 1959, 1964. Abridged.
  3. Methuen, 1980.
  4. Endeavour Press, 2014. E-book.


  1. Japanese: Hakuba no kishi : Ai to tatakai no igirisu kakumei. jō. Hara Shobō, 2008.