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Publisher's Summary

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).
The Complete Set, includes:
Volume 1 - Early History of Great Britain
Volume 2 - Ruling Monarchs from 1066 to 1509 A.D.
Volume 3 - The next 250 years from Henry VIII(1509 A.D.) to George II (d. 1759 A.D.)
Volume 4 - The loss of the American Colonies and the beginning of the industrial revolution
Volume 5 - The French Revolution (1789 A.D.) to the conclusion of World War I (1919 A.D.)
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.
Public Domain (P)2005 Alcazar Audioworks
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“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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1 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 07-18-18

Childrens Book With Outdated Information

I wasted a credit on this book, partly my own fault for not reading the blurb properly. The book is written for children, but with a post Victorian perspective and values. Very "pro-christian" and using descriptive language to describe events and people that cannot be confirmed for their historical value. I have listened to just under 90 minutes and checked any facts that have been put forward, and have found many of them are inaccurate or have been disputed by historians in the last century.

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