Our Island Story A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria by H. E. Marshall


Our Island Story A History of Britain for Boys and Girls, from the Romans to Queen Victoria by H. E. Marshall

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


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

About the Author

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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494 pages


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Publication date

12th September 2005



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