Our Island Story, Part 2
by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
'Our Island Story, Part 2' Summary
It covers the history of England from the time of the Roman occupation until Queen Victoria's death, using a mixture of traditional history and mythology to explain the story of British history in a way accessible to younger readers.
Prime Minister David Cameron chose Our Island Story when asked to select his favourite childhood book in October 2010:
"When I was younger, I particularly enjoyed Our Island Story by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall [...] It is written in a way that really captured my imagination and which nurtured my interest in the history of our great nation."
The book depicts the union of England and Scotland as a desirable and inevitable event, and praises rebels and the collective will of the common people in opposing tyrants, including kings like John and Charles I.
Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall (usually credited as H. E. Marshall; 9 August 1867 – 19 September 1941) was a British author, particularly well known for her works of popular national history for c...More on Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
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Our Island Story by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Tailored specially to make history more palatable and interesting to children, Our Island Story, by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, is a charmingly illu...
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