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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!