Our Island Story

Our Island Story : A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria

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If you are you looking to inspire your child with the story of British History, H E Marshall's classic children's history of Britain is perfect. First published in 1905, this beautifully written narrative sets out the history of Britain from the Romans to the death of Queen Victoria in a way that has delighted and enthused children for generations. This reprinted, centenary edition includes all 31 of the original, evocative colour illustrations.
- Simple narrative, enthralling character descriptions and beautiful illustrations make this the ideal read for children
- The vivid presentation of historical events will capture children's imaginations
- The perfect gift for any child!
Also available from Galore Park:
- Junior History Books 1, 2 and 3
- History for Common Entrance 13+ Textbooks, Revision Guide and Exam Practice Questions
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Product details

  • Hardback | 494 pages
  • 148 x 232 x 40mm | 1,238.3g
  • Galore Park Publishing Ltd
  • Tenterden, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1902984749
  • 9781902984742
  • 151,544

Table of contents

The Stories of Albion and Brutus The Coming of the Romans The Romans Come Again How Caligula Conquered Britain, and how Caractacus Refused to be Conquered The Story of a Warrior Queen The Last of the Romans The Story of St Alban Vortigern and King Constans The Story of the Coming of Hengist and Horsa Hengist's Treachery The Story of how the Giant's Dance was Bought to Britain The Coming of Arthur The Founding of the Round Table The Story of Gregory and the Pretty Children How King Alfred Learned to read King Alfred in the Swineherd's Cottage More About Alfred the Great Ethelred the Unready How Edmund Ironside Fought for the crown Canute and the Waves Edward the Confessor Harold The Battle of Stamford Bridge The Battle of Hastings Willaim the Conqueror - The Story of Hereward the Wake William the Conqueror - Death of the King The Story of William the Red Henry I - The Story of the "White Ship" The Story of King Stephen Henry Plantagenet - The Story of Gilbert and Rohesia Henry Plantagenet - The Story of Thomas a Becket Henry Plantagenet - The Story of the Conquest of Ireland The Story of Richard Coeur de Lion Richard Coeur de Lion - The Story of how Blondel Found the King John Lackland - The Story of Prince Arthur John Lackland - The Story of the Great Charter Henry III - The Story of Hubert de Burgh Henry III - The Story of Simon de Montfort Henry III - The Story of the Poisoned Dagger Edward I - The Little War of Calons Edward I - The Story fo the First Prince of Wales Edward I - The Hammer of the Scots Edward II - The Story of King Robert the Bruce and Bohun Edward II - The Story of the Battle of Bannockburn Edward III - The Story of the Battle of Sluys Edward III - The Story of the Battle of Crecy Edward III - The Story of the Battle of Calais Edward III - The Story of the Battle of Poitiers Richard II - The Story of Wat Tyler's Rebellion How King Richard II Lost his Throne Henry IV - The Story of the Battle of Shrewsbury Henry IV - The Story of how Prince Hal was Sent to Prison Henry V - The Story of the Battle of Agincourt Henry VI - The Story of the Maid of Orleans Henry VI - The Red Rose and the White Edward IV - The Story of Queen Margaret and the Robbers Edward IV - The Story of the King-maker Edward V - The Story of the King who was Never Crowned Richard III - The Story of the Two Little Princes in the Tower Henry VII - The Story of the Make-believe Prince Henry VII - The Story of Another Make-believe Prince Henry VII - The Story of a Field of the Cloth of Gold Henry VIII - How the King Became the defender of the Faith and how the Great Cardinal Died Henry VIII - The Story of the King's Six Wives Edward VI - The Story of a Boy King The Story of Lady Jane Grey Mary I - How the Pincess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner Mary I - How a Candle was Lit in England which has Never Been Put Out Elizabeth - How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen Elizabeth - The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen Elizabeth - The Story of the Queen's Favourite James VI of Scotland, I of England - The Story of Guy Fawkes James VI of Scotland, I of England - The Story of the "Mayflower" Charles I - How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom Charles I - The Story of how the King and the Parliament Quarreled and at Last Fought Charles I - The Story of how the King was Brought to His Death The Commonwealth - The Adventure of a Prince The Commonwealth - The Lord Protector Charles II - How the King Came to his Own, and how Death Walked in the Streets of London Charles II - The Story of how London was Burned James II of England and VII of Scotland - The Fiery Cross James II of England and VII of Scotland - The Story of King Monmouth James II of England and VII of Scotland - The Story of the Seven Bishops James II of England and VII of Scotland - William the Deliverer Willaim III and Mary II - The Story of a Sad day in a Highland Glen Anne - How the Union Jack was Made George I - The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party George II - The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie George II - The Story of Flora Macdonald George II - The Story of the Black Hole of Calcutta George II - The Story of how Canada was Won George III - The Story of how America was Lost George III - The Story of the Spinning Wheel George III - England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty George III - The Battle of Waterloo George IV - The First Gentleman in Europe William IV - The Story of Two Peaceful Victories Victoria - The Girl Queen Victoria - When Bread was Dear Victoria - Peace Victoria - War Victoria - The Land of Snow Victoria - The Siege of Delhi Victoria - The Page at Lucknow Victoria - Under the Southern Cross Victoria - From Cannibal to Christian Victoria - Boer to Briton
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"I was given HE Marshall's Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and I've still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian." Lady Antonia Fraser "...the reason that parents will go to such lengths to try to track down copies of Our Island Story is because of the sheer quality of the writing. Telling a story from history might be old-fashioned, but it stimulates a child's imagination like nothing else." Andrew Roberts, The Sunday Times, 2005 "Our Island Story is a marvellous antidote to the fractured, incoherent history most primary school childen are taught today. It chimes with the Prince of Wales's campaign to restore narrative and chronology to history teaching and has been endorsed by Antonia Fraser, one of our leading historians, who says the book has earned her lifelong gratitude." John Clare, Education Editor, The Daily Telegraph "H E Marshall's Our Island Story, first published in 1905, must rank as one of the most influential works of history of the 20th century." Sean Lang, Times Educational Supplement
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About H. E. Marshall

Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H. E. in her writing. Her most widely read book, Our Island Story, was first published in 1905 and went through many editions. She penned several other books including Our Empire Story, Scotland's Story and King's and Things, the latter two also having been recently republished by Galore Park.
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