Our Island Story, Part 1

Henrietta Elizabeth MARSHALL (1867 - 1941)

Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style reminiscent of all that is finest in the children’s story telling tradition.This is the first section of that work and will carry you from the time when Tacitus first sang the praises of Britannica to his Roman readers up to the vicious and bloodthirsty confusion that is the War of the Roses (about 1500 years). (Summary by Jim)

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, History

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Kara Shallenberg
00:03:40
Play 01 The Stories of Albion and Brutus Kara Shallenberg
00:07:17
Play 02 The Coming of the Romans Kara Shallenberg
00:08:38
Play 03 The Romans Come Again Kara Shallenberg
00:05:06
Play 04 How Caligula Conquered Britain Kara Shallenberg
00:08:01
Play 05 The Story of a Warrior Queen Kara Shallenberg
00:08:40
Play 06 The Last of the Romans Kara Shallenberg
00:08:16
Play 07 The Story of St. Alban Kara Shallenberg
00:10:08
Play 08 Vortigern and King Constans Kara Shallenberg
00:09:03
Play 09 The Coming of Hengist and Horsa Kara Shallenberg
00:09:22
Play 10 Hengist's Treachery Kara Shallenberg
00:07:36
Play 11 How the Giant's Dance was Brought to Britain Kara Shallenberg
00:10:32
Play 12 The Coming of Arthur Kara Shallenberg
00:06:28
Play 13 The Founding of the Round Table Kara Shallenberg
00:07:42
Play 14 Gregory and the Pretty Children Kara Shallenberg
00:11:36
Play 15 How King Alfred Learned to Read Kara Shallenberg
00:06:26
Play 16 King Alfred in the Cowherd's Cottage Kara Shallenberg
00:09:39
Play 17 More About Alfred the Great Kara Shallenberg
00:07:51
Play 18 Ethelred the Unready Kara Shallenberg
00:08:06
Play 19 How Edmund Ironside Fought for the Crown Kara Shallenberg
00:08:16
Play 20 Canute and the Waves Kara Shallenberg
00:05:41
Play 21 Edward the Confessor Kara Shallenberg
00:11:08
Play 22 Harold Kara Shallenberg
00:13:18
Play 23 The Battle of Stamford Bridge Kara Shallenberg
00:12:08
Play 24 The Battle of Hastings Kara Shallenberg
00:12:28
Play 25 William the Conqueror Kara Shallenberg
00:11:35
Play 26 Death of the King Kara Shallenberg
00:07:47
Play 27 William the Red Kara Shallenberg
00:06:52
Play 28 The Story of the White Ship Kara Shallenberg
00:15:18
Play 29 The Story of King Stephan Kara Shallenberg
00:08:24
Play 30 Gilbert and Rohesia Kara Shallenberg
00:07:32
Play 31 Thomas a Becket Kara Shallenberg
00:12:24
Play 32 Conquest of Ireland Kara Shallenberg
00:05:51
Play 33 Richard Couer de Lion Kara Shallenberg
00:12:05
Play 34 How Blondel Found the King Kara Shallenberg
00:10:09
Play 35 Prince Arthur Kara Shallenberg
00:05:21
Play 36 The Great Charter Kara Shallenberg
00:14:45
Play 37 Hubert de Burgh Kara Shallenberg
00:08:52
Play 38 Simon de Montfort Kara Shallenberg
00:09:49
Play 39 The Story of the Poisoned Dagger Kara Shallenberg
00:06:53
Play 40 The Little War of Chalons Kara Shallenberg
00:05:58
Play 41 The First Prince of Wales Kara Shallenberg
00:07:36
Play 42 The Hammer of the Scots Kara Shallenberg
00:07:52
Play 43 Robert the Bruce and Bohun Kara Shallenberg
00:09:09
Play 44 The Battle of Bannockburn Kara Shallenberg
00:05:37
Play 45 The Battle of Sluys Kara Shallenberg
00:06:10
Play 46 The Battle of Crecy Kara Shallenberg
00:12:28
Play 47 The Siege of Calais Kara Shallenberg
00:11:53
Play 48 The Battle of Poitiers Kara Shallenberg
00:07:28
Play 49 Wat Tyler's Rebellion Kara Shallenberg
00:13:23
Play 50 How King Richard II Lost his Throne Kara Shallenberg
00:05:18
Play 51 The Battle of Shrewsbury Kara Shallenberg
00:07:10
Play 52 How Prince Hal was Sent to Prison Kara Shallenberg
00:05:00
Play 53 The Battle of Agincourt Kara Shallenberg
00:08:28
Play 54 The Maid of Orleans Kara Shallenberg
00:11:24