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Prince Caspian

Prince Caspian


by C.S. Lewis

Prince Caspian Timeline and Summary

  • Prince Caspian is raised hearing the stories of Old Narnia from his nurse; stories that include a little ditty about a lion, a witch, and a wardrobe.
  • When his uncle, Miraz, hears that Caspian is learning such fluff and hogwash, he fires the nurse and hires a tutor instead.
  • But the tutor, one Dr. Cornelius, turns out to be well-versed in Old Narnian history as well and continues teaching the prince the truth about lions, witches, and wardrobes.
  • One night, Caspian is awoken by Cornelius and told he must flee the castle. The king plans to have Caspian murdered so the throne can pass to Miraz's sons.
  • The young prince flees to the southern woods where he meets Trufflehunter, Trumpkin, and Nikabrik.
  • With these three, he meets the Old Narnians in hiding and gathers an army to confront the Telmarines.
  • During a war council, Dr. Cornelius arrives to warn the prince that Miraz is coming.
  • The army retreats to Aslan's How. The Telmarines follow, and the war begins.
  • Caspian's side takes a beating, so Caspian blows Susan's horn in hopes help will arrive.
  • And it does. Peter and Edmund pop in just in time to help Caspian defeat Nikabrik before he can resurrect the White Witch.
  • After that, Caspian joins Peter in the final battle with the Telmarines.
  • When the war is over, Caspian is reunited with his Nurse and crowned King of Narnia by Aslan. Ta-da!