Kings and Things by H. E. Marshall


Kings and Things by H. E. Marshall

'Kings and Things' was first published in 1937 as a light-hearted romp through British History to be read by parents to their children 'in the Story Hour which so often precedes the tragic necessity of going to bed. ' H E Marshall, best known for her classic history, 'Our Island Story', takes us through the story of the British monarchs from the Roman times to the present day with a light, humorous touch which should appeal as much to the adults as to the children. - The lively and humorous narrative makes this an ideal read for children - The light-hearted 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


When I say that my children 10, 9 and 7, want to go to bed in order to hear the latest chapter, I am not exaggerating. This is in no doubt their favourite book of all time and is not only an excellent story but a great opportunity to dip in to, to answer any awkward questions that are asked of us! Short chapters and brief paragraphs make it enjoyable even for my 7 year old to pick up. A great family favourite and a smashing gift for all. Amazon review I have just spent an afternoon in a thrilling world. A world of Top Nations and Great Rulers. Of Wicked Knights and Ordinary People. A place of Troubles and Bothers and Goings-On. Where there are Good Men and Bad Men and Kings go Rampaging and Conquering and winning Big Battles and lots of Glory against Enemies. I inhaled almost the whole thing in one sitting. All school librarians should present their charges with the same opportunity. Damien Whitworth, Times 2 - 6 Nov 2006

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 and Scotland's Story, the latter of which was also recently republished by Galore Park.

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245 pages


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Publication date

1st October 2006



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