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Our Island Story, The Complete Set

Our Island Story, The Complete Set (audio product)

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A five part series telling The Story of Great Britain from its earliest beginnings to World War I. Our Island Story, originally published in 1905 and later updated, details the history of Britain up to World War I (including some myths and legends associated with British history).

Author H. E. Marshall based the book on her answers to her children's questions about the history of their "home island" (Great Britain).

Volume 1
Early History of Great Britain
1. The Stories of Albion and Brutus
2. The Coming of the Romans
3. The Romans Come Again
4. How Caligula Conquered Britain, and how Caractacus Refused to be Conquered
5. The Story of a Warrior Queen
6. The Last of the Romans
7. The Story of St. Alban
8. Vortigern and King Constans
9. The Story of the Coming of Hengist and Horsa
10. Hengist's Treachery
11. The Story of How The Giant's Dancer was Brought to Britain
12. The Coming of Arthur
13. The Founding of the Round Table
14. The Story of Gregory and the Pretty Children
15. How King Alfred Learned to Read
16. Kind Alfred in the Cowherd's Cottage
17. More About Alfred the Great
18. Ethelred the Unready
19. How Edmund Ironside Fought for the Crown
20. Canute and the Waves
21. Edward the Confessor
Volume 2, Part 1
Ruling Monarchs from 1066 to 1509 A.D.
22. Harold
23. The Battle of Stamford Bridge
24. The Battle of Hastings
25. William the Conqueror - The Story of Hereward the Wake
26. William the Conqueror - The Death of the King
27. The Story of William the Red
28. Henry I -The Story of the "White Ship"
29. The Story of King Stephen
30. Henry Plantagenet- The Story of Gilbert and Rohesia
31. Henry Plantagenet - The Story of Thomas a Becket
32. Henry Plantagenet - The Story of the Conquest of Ireland
33. The Story of Richard Coeur De Lion
34. Richard Coeur De Lion - The Story of How Blondel Found the King
35. John Lackland - The Story of Prince Arthur
36. John Lackland - The Story of the Great Charter
37. Henry III of Winchester - The Story of Hubert de Burgh
38. Henry III of Winchester- The Story of Simon De Montfort
39. Henry III The Story of the Poisoned Dagger
40. Edward I - The Little War of Chalons
41. Edward I - The Lawgiver - The Story of the First Prince of Wales
42. Edward I - The Hammer of the Scots
43. Edward II of Caernarvon -The Story of King Robert the Bruce and Bohun
44. Edward II of Caernarvon - The Story of the Battle of Bannockburn
45. Edward III of Windsor - The Story of the Battle of Sluys
Volume 2 - Part 2
Ruling Monarchs from 1066 to 1509 A.D.
46. Edward III of Windsor - The Story of the Battle of Crecy
47. Edward III of Windsor - The Story of the Seige of Calais
48. Edward III of Windsor - The Story of the Battle of Poitiers
49. Richard II of Bordeaux - The Story of Wat Tyler's Rebellion
50. How King Richard II Lost His Crown
51. Henry IV of Bolingbroke - The Story of the Battle of Shrewsbury
52. Henry IV of Bolingbroke - The Story of How Prince Hal was sent to Prison
53. Henry V of Monmouth - The Story of the Battle of Agincourt
54. Henry IV of Windsor - The Story of the Maid of Orleans
55. Henry V of Windsor - The Red Rose and the White
56. Edward VI - The Story of Queen Margaret and the Robbers
57. Edward IV - The Story of the Kingmaker
58. Edward V - The Story of the King Who was Never Crowned
59. Richard III - The Story of the Two Little Princes in the Tower
60. Henry VII - The Story of a Make-Believe Prince
61. Henry VII - The Story of Another Make-Believe Prince
Volume 3 - The next 250 years from Henry VIII(1509 A.D.) to George II (d. 1759 A.D.)
62. Henry VIII - The Story of the Field of The Cloth of Gold
63. Henry VIII - How the King became the Defender of the Faith and How The Great Cardinal Died
64. Henry VIII - The Story of the King's Six Wives
65. Edward VI - The Story of the Boy King
66. The Story of Lady Jane Grey
67. Mary I - How the Princess Elizabeth became a Prisoner
68. Mary I - How a Candle was Lit in England which Has Never Been Put Out
69. Elizabeth - How the Imprisoned Princess Became Queen
70. Elizabeth - The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen
71. Elizabeth - The Story of How England was Saved from the Spaniards
72. Elizabeth - The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh
73. Elizabeth - The Story of the Queen's Favorite
74. James the VI of Scotland, Ist of England The Story of Guy Fawkes
75. James VI of Scotland, Ist of England - The Story of the Mayflower
76. Charles I How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom
77. Charles I - The Story of How the King and the Parliament Quarreled and at last Fought
78. Charles I - The Story of How the King was Brought to his Death
79. The Commonwealth - The Adventures of a Prince
80. The Commonwealth - The Lord Protector
81. Charles II - How the King Came to his Own, and How Death Walked in the Streets of London
82. Charles II - The Story of How London was Burned
83. James II of England, VII th of Scotland-The Fiery Cross
84. James II of England, VII th of Scotland-The Story of Monmouth
85. James II of England, VII th of Scotland - The Story of the Seven Bishops
86. James II of England, VII th of Scotland-William the Deliverer
87. William III and Mary II-The Story of Brave Londonderry
88. William III and Mary II - The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen
89. Anne - How the Union Jack was Made
90. George I - The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party
91. George II - The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie
92. George II - The Story of Flora MacDonald
93. George II - The Story of the Black Hole of Calcutta
94. George II - The Story of How Canada was Won
Volume 4
The loss of the American Colonies and the beginning of the industrial revolution
95. George III - The Story of How America was Lost
96. George III - The Story of the Spinning Wheel
Volume 5
The French Revolution (1789 A.D.) to the conclusion of World War I (1919 A.D.)
97. George III - England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty
98.   George III - The Battle of Waterloo
99.    George IV - The First Gentleman in Europe
100. William IV - The Story of Two Peaceful Victories
101. Victoria - The Girl Queen
102. Victoria - When Bread was Dear
103. Victoria - Peace
104. Victoria - War
105. Victoria - The Land of Snow
106. Victoria - The Siege of Delhi
107. Victoria - The Pipes at Lucknow
108. Victoria - Under the Southern Cross
109. Victoria - From Cannibal to Christian
110. Victoria - Boer and Britain
111. Edward VII - The Peacemaker
112. George V - Armed Peace
113. World War
114. The Hope of the Future

Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (1867 – 1941) was a British author, most famous for her works of history for children.
For decades, Marshall's books were ubiquitous in schools and home libraries.  Much of the popularity of her works stems from her talent for making history read like good storytelling.

Alcazar AudioWorks publishes solely unabridged works.
ISBN: 9780984349029
Read by: David Thorn
Length: 15 hrs and 16 mins

Quotes about Our Island Story - Complete Set
“I was given H.E. 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.” (Antonia Fraser)

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