The Book of Famous Sieges

Tudor JENKS (1857 - 1922)

History is dominated by war, battles, and sieges. Our history books are full of these. But history books usually don't explain sieges in such an accessible and at times entertaining way as Tudor Jenks manages in this 1909 volume. The text and explanations are directed at children, but interested adults will profit from them in the same way. - Summary by Carolin

Genre(s): Children's Non-fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Daniel Sagner
00:04:30
Play 01 The Taking of Cities Tommy Hersant
00:09:53
Play 02 The First Period Kristine Bekere
00:06:29
Play 03 A Siege in the Earliest Times Liam Young
00:17:20
Play 04 The Siege of Troy Tommy Hersant
00:16:31
Play 05 The Siege of Babylon, 538 BC Steven Seitel
00:11:50
Play 06 The Siege of Plataea, 429 BC Steven Seitel
00:16:18
Play 07 The Second Period Kristine Bekere
00:07:28
Play 08 The Siege of Tyre, 327 BC Dan Ficklin
00:15:50
Play 09 The Siege of Saguntum, 219 BC Steven Seitel
00:08:54
Play 10 The Siege of Syracuse, 214 BC Steven Seitel
00:06:40
Play 11 Siege of Alesia, 52 BC Steven Seitel
00:22:58
Play 12 Jerusalem, 70 AD Elsie Selwyn
00:23:22
Play 13 The Third Period Kristine Bekere
00:06:24
Play 14 Constantinople, about 717 AD Colleen McMahon
00:18:30
Play 15 Siege of Paris in 885 AlosLovecraft
00:10:03
Play 16 Siege of Antioch, 1097 AD Colleen McMahon
00:21:25
Play 17 The Fourth Period Kristine Bekere
00:04:45
Play 18 Siege of Orleans in 1428 Steven Seitel
00:23:27
Play 19 The Fall of Constantinople, 1453 jenno
00:13:08
Play 20 The Siege of Rhodes, 1522 jenno
00:29:31
Play 21 The Fifth Period Kristine Bekere
00:03:12
Play 22 The Siege of Gibraltar, 1783 Jon Scott Jones
00:15:20
Play 23 The Siege of Antwerp, 1832 Jon Scott Jones
00:13:32
Play 24 The Siege of Vicksburg, 1863 Elsie Selwyn
00:19:55
Play 25 The Siege of Paris, 1870 Kristine Bekere
00:17:59
Play 26 The Siege of Port Arthur, 1904 jenno
00:29:09