Our Island Story, Part 2

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 second section of that work and will carry you from the convoluted and bloody ‘Wars of the Roses’ up to the death of Queen Victoria and the resolution of the Boer War. Please be advised that this book was written in the early years of the 20th century and there will be words and phrases used then, in all innocence, that are considered politically incorrect in this age. It’s perfectly fine for children to listen to but please ensure there is someone on hand who can explain these terms in a mature fashion.(Summary by Jim)

Part 1 of this book may be found at https://librivox.org/our-island-story-part-1-by-he-marshall/.

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

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 55 The Red Rose and the White Kara Shallenberg
00:11:21
Play 56 Queen Margaret and the Robbers Jim Mowatt
00:05:53
Play 57 The King-Maker Kara Shallenberg
00:09:19
Play 58 Edward V - The King Who was Never Crowned Jim Mowatt
00:09:23
Play 59 The Two Little Princes in the Tower Kara Shallenberg
00:06:13
Play 60 Henry VII - Story of the Make-Believe Prince Jim Mowatt
00:07:18
Play 61 Another Make-Believe Prince Kara Shallenberg
00:10:51
Play 62 Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold Jim Mowatt
00:11:43
Play 63 How the King Became the Defender of the Faith Kara Shallenberg
00:10:59
Play 64 Henry VIII - The Story of the King's Six Wives Jim Mowatt
00:08:08
Play 65 The Story of a Boy King Kara Shallenberg
00:09:50
Play 66 The Story of Lady Jane Grey Jim Mowatt
00:07:48
Play 67 How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner Kara Shallenberg
00:08:25
Play 68 Mary I - How a Candle Was Lit in England Jim Mowatt
00:04:47
Play 69 How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen Kara Shallenberg
00:06:14
Play 70 Elizabeth - The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen Jim Mowatt
00:08:15
Play 71 How England was Saved from the Spaniards Kara Shallenberg
00:08:18
Play 72 Elizabeth - The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh Jim Mowatt
00:07:37
Play 73 The Queen's Favorite Kara Shallenberg
00:10:48
Play 74 The Story of Guy Fawkes Jim Mowatt
00:10:01
Play 75 The Story of the Mayflower Kara Shallenberg
00:09:01
Play 76 How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom Jim Mowatt
00:08:15
Play 77 How the King and the Parliament Quarrelled Kara Shallenberg
00:09:54
Play 78 The Story of How the King was Brought to His Death Jim Mowatt
00:06:22
Play 79 The Adventures of a Prince Kara Shallenberg
00:09:32
Play 80 The Commonwealth - The Lord Protector Jim Mowatt
00:07:24
Play 81 How Death Walked in the Streets of London Kara Shallenberg
00:09:48
Play 82 The Story of How London was Burned Jim Mowatt
00:07:59
Play 83 The Fiery Cross Kara Shallenberg
00:06:37
Play 84 The Story of King Monmouth Jim Mowatt
00:03:42
Play 85 The Story of the Seven Bishops Kara Shallenberg
00:08:27
Play 86 William the Deliverer Jim Mowatt
00:06:25
Play 87 The Story of Brave Londonderry Kara Shallenberg
00:05:38
Play 88 The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen Jim Mowatt
00:08:17
Play 89 How the Union Jack was Made Kara Shallenberg
00:07:17
Play 90 The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party Jim Mowatt
00:08:35
Play 91 The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie Kara Shallenberg
00:08:59
Play 92 The Story of Flora MacDonald Jim Mowatt
00:08:15
Play 93 The Story of The Black Hole of Calcutta Kara Shallenberg
00:04:44
Play 94 The Story of How Canada Was Won Jim Mowatt
00:09:30
Play 95 How America Was Lost Kara Shallenberg
00:10:27
Play 96 A Story of a Spinning Wheel Jim Mowatt
00:09:06
Play 97 England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty Kara Shallenberg
00:10:45
Play 98 George III - The Battle of Waterloo Jim Mowatt
00:06:44
Play 99 The First Gentleman in Europe Kara Shallenberg
00:05:26
Play 100 Two Peaceful Victories Jim Mowatt
00:09:18
Play 101 The Girl Queen Kara Shallenberg
00:05:05
Play 102 Victoria - When Bread was Dear Jim Mowatt
00:06:27
Play 103 Victoria - Peace Kara Shallenberg
00:05:36
Play 104 Victoria - War Jim Mowatt
00:13:49
Play 105 The Land of Snow Kara Shallenberg
00:07:04
Play 106 Victoria - The Siege of Delhi Jim Mowatt
00:09:49
Play 107 The Pipes at Lucknow Kara Shallenberg
00:08:36
Play 108 Victoria - Under the Southern Cross Jim Mowatt
00:08:12
Play 109 From Cannibal to Christian Kara Shallenberg
00:07:01
Play 110 Victoria - Boer and Briton Jim Mowatt
00:11:07
Play 111 List of Kings from Edward the Confessor Kara Shallenberg
Jim Mowatt
00:06:11