The World’s Story Volume IX: England

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the ninth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century. Part IX deals with the first part of the history of England, from the early times till the reign of the Tudor kings and queens. Chapters include stories about King Arthur, William the Conqueror, Robin Hood, Queen Elizabeth and many others. - Summary by Sonia
Cast list for A messenger from Rome:
Cymbeline: alanmapstone / Lucius: Jim Locke / Queen: Devorah Allen / Cloten: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Prince Arthur and the keeper Hubert:
Hubert: Jim Locke / First Executioner: Devorah Allen / Arthur: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Two scenes in the life of Henry V:
Falstaff: alanmapstone / Prince Hal/King Henry V: Tomas Peter / Host: Monika M.C.r / Warwick: Jim Locke / Chief Justice: Adrian Stephens / Lancaster: Todd HW / Gloucester: SaraHale / Clarence: Sandra Schmit / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for The fall of Cardinal Wolsey:
Wolsey: Jim Locke / Cromwell: alanmapstone / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): War & Military, Religion, Middle Ages/Middle History

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chaucer at the court of Edward III, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1893, painting frontispiece Sonia
00:03:01
Play 02 England Part I: Stories of the ancient Britons: Historical note Sonia
00:01:55
Play 03 The building of Stonehenge, by G. F. Scott Elliot Availle
00:11:31
Play 04 King Leir and his daughters, a tradition of early Britain, by John Milton Sonia
00:07:20
Play 05 The city in the lake, by G. F. Scott Elliot April6090
00:28:47
Play 06 The sacred grove, by Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter 1827-1901, painting p. 28 Tomas Peter
00:02:13
Play 07 Julius Caesar's two visits to Britain (55 and 54 B.C.), by Anthony Trollope Jane Bennett
00:25:41
Play 08 A messenger from Rome (43 A.D.), by William Shakespeare Group 00:05:50
Play 09 Boadicea (62 A.D.), by William Cowper Sandra Schmit
00:02:45
Play 10 How the Romans lived in Britain (about the third century A.D.), by G. F. Scott Elliot Jane Bennett
00:26:49
Play 11 The converted Britons, by William Holman Hunt, English painter 1827-1910, painting p. 58 Alan Mapstone
00:02:15
Play 12 England Part II: The Anglo-Saxon Invasion: Historical note Sonia
00:02:29
Play 13 Stories of King Arthur and his Court (sixth century) Devorah Allen
00:26:39
Play 14 The stolen boys (about 590), by Sir Clements R. Markham marcelacollado
00:19:26
Play 15 How King Edwin of Northumbria became a Christian (627), by Mrs. Elizabeth Rundle Charles marcelacollado
00:15:09
Play 16 The baptism of Edwin, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1893, painting p. 94 Jim Locke
00:02:54
Play 17 England Part III: The coming of the Sea-Rovers: Historical note Sandra Schmit
00:02:35
Play 18 The fall of the monastery at Croyland (870), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
00:18:33
Play 19 King Edmund and the wolf (870), by the Abbot Aelfric, translated by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
00:07:57
Play 20 What the boy Alfred saw in London, by Eva March Tappan April6090
00:09:00
Play 21 King Alfred on Athelney (878), by Thomas Hughes Adrian Stephens
00:20:50
Play 22 ''One rule for Angle and for Dane'' (about 1016), by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz Adrian Stephens
00:14:26
Play 23 The last Danish invasion (1066), by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Adrian Stephens
00:22:44
Play 24 England Part IV: The Norman conquest: Historical note SaraHale
00:02:47
Play 25 The battle of Hastings (1066), by Robert Wace Jim Locke
00:23:23
Play 26 How the Doomsday Book was made (about 1086), by Edwin Lester Arnold April6090
00:09:48
Play 27 What the English thought of William the Conqueror (1066-1087), from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle SaraHale
00:06:39
Play 28 The rescue of the Princess of Cornwall, by Charles Kingsley Jim Locke
00:17:44
Play 29 England Part V: From William the Red to John Lackland: Historical note Alan Mapstone
00:03:17
Play 30 The reign of the Red King (1087-1100), by Charles Dickens ToddHW
00:16:03
Play 31 The white ship (1120), by Dante Gabriel Rossetti Jim Locke
00:17:48
Play 32 The escape of Maude from the Castle at Oxford (about 1140), by A. D. Crake Adrian Stephens
00:16:35
Play 33 The castle-builders of the reign of Stephen (1135-1154), from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Adrian Stephens
00:04:23
Play 34 The struggle between the king and the archbishop (1162-1170), by John Lord Adrian Stephens
00:19:17
Play 35 The story of John Lackland (1199-1216), by Eva March Tappan Adrian Stephens
00:10:31
Play 36 England Part VI: Stories of the age of Richard the Lion-Hearted: Historical note Tomas Peter
00:02:08
Play 37 The tournament of Ashby-de-la-Zouche (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott Jim Locke
00:26:32
Play 38 The archery contest (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott April6090
00:13:53
Play 39 A trial by single combat (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott Jane Bennett
00:26:21
Play 40 Robin Hood and Little John (latter part of twelfth century) Jane Bennett
00:09:42
Play 41 Prince Arthur and the keeper Hubert (about 1200), by William Shakespeare Group 00:09:06
Play 42 Friar Bacon's brazen head (thirteenth century), by Abby Sage Richardson Jim Locke
00:19:45
Play 43 England Part VII: The later Plantagenet kings: Historical note Jane Bennett
00:03:02
Play 44 The battle of Evesham (1265), by G. P. R. James Jane Bennett
00:45:44
Play 45 In the days of Edward III (1272-1307), by Eva March Tappan Jane Bennett
00:11:17
Play 46 The first expedition of Edward III against the Scots (1328), by Sir John Froissart Jane Bennett
00:25:47
Play 47 Wiclif on trial, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1893, painting p. 350 Sandra Schmit
00:02:07
Play 48 The revolt of the peasants (1381), by Augustin Thierry Jim Locke
00:21:38
Play 49 The hunting of the Cheviot (1388) PatrS
00:14:20
Play 50 The Mystery Plays, by Eva March Tappan Alan Mapstone
00:10:02
Play 51 Country life in the days of the Plantagenets, by Eva March Tappan Ruth P.
00:24:59
Play 52 England Part VIII: Lancaster and York: Historical note Jim Locke
00:02:11
Play 53 The coronation of Henry IV (1399), by Sir John Froissart KevinS
00:08:56
Play 54 Two scenes in the life of Henry V, by William Shakespeare Group 00:18:39
Play 55 The ballad of Agincourt (1415), by Michael Drayton Alan Mapstone
00:05:58
Play 56 Morning of the Battle of Agincourt, by Sir John Gilbert, English painter 1817-1897, painting p. 410 Alan Mapstone
00:02:23
Play 57 Queen Margaret and the robber (1463), by Agnes Strickland April6090
00:15:55
Play 58 When the king returned from Holland (1470), by Edward Bulwer-Lytton DanielHurt
00:14:30
Play 59 The children of Edward IV, by Paul Delaroche, French painter 1797-1856, painting p. 430 Monika M. C.
00:02:04
Play 60 England Part IX: The Tudor kings: Historical note Kristine Bekere
00:02:53
Play 61 The impostor who claimed the crown of Henry VII (1488-1499), by Charles Dickens April6090
00:14:15
Play 62 The funeral of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII (1503), by Agnes Strickland Kristine Bekere
00:08:21
Play 63 The field of the Cloth of Gold (1520), by Gustave Masson April6090
00:11:20
Play 64 Cardinal Wolsey going in procession, by Sir John Gilbert, English painter 1817-1897, painting p. 450 Alan Mapstone
00:02:38
Play 65 The fall of Cardinal Wolsey (1529), by William Shakespeare Group 00:08:57
Play 66 The trial of Sir Thomas More (1535), by Anne Manning Rathbone Colleen McMahon
00:13:23
Play 67 The appeal of Anne Askew (1546), by ''Louisa Mühlbach'' (Klara M. Mundt) Colleen McMahon
00:16:42
Play 68 England Part X: From Edward VI to the death of Mary: Historical note Kristine Bekere
00:02:21
Play 69 The execution of the ''Twelve-Days' Queen'' (1554), by William Harrison Ainsworth April6090
00:17:52
Play 70 The coming of Philip II (1554), by William H. Prescott Kristine Bekere
00:16:30
Play 71 England's reconciliation with Rome (1554), by James Anthony Froude Kristine Bekere
00:07:20
Play 72 Cranmer at the Traitors' Gate, by Frederick Goodall, English artist 1822-1904, painting p. 500 Alan Mapstone
00:01:59
Play 73 England Part XI: In the days of Queen Elizabeth: Historical note Alan Mapstone
00:02:49
Play 74 The great queen as a little child (1533-1539), by Agnes Strickland Colleen McMahon
00:24:01
Play 75 Sir Walter Raleigh and his cloak (1575), by Sir Walter Scott Jim Locke
00:26:21
Play 76 The boyhood of Raleigh, by Sir John Everett Millais, English painter 1829-1896, painting p. 518 Sarah Brown
00:01:53
Play 77 When Elizabeth came to Kenilworth (1575), by Sir Walter Scott Colleen McMahon
00:17:27
Play 78 The Armada (1588), by Thomas Babington Macaulay Alan Mapstone
00:07:22
Play 79 The fight with the invincible Armada (1588), by David Hume Jim Locke
00:23:51
Play 80 The last moments of Queen Elizabeth, by Paul Delaroche, French artist 1797-1856, painting p. 562 Sonia
00:01:49
Play 81 The Revenge: a ballad of the fleet, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sonia
00:08:50