The World’s Story Volume V: Italy, France, Spain and Portugal

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the fifth 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. Topics in Part V include Italian painters and poets, the French Revolution, the Spanish Inquisition and Portuguese explorers. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for A supposed street scene in Verona in the fourteenth century:
Gregory: Nemo / Sampson: Tomas Peter / Abraham: Monika M.C. / Benvolio: Eva Davis / Tybalt: Son of the Exiles / First Citizen: SaraHale / Capulet: Jim Locke / Lady Capulet: Foon / Montague: Larry Wilson / Lady Montague: Devorah Allen / Prince of Verona: alanmapstone / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for The coming of the Maid of Orléans:
Earl Dunois: Monika M.C. / Johanna: Eva Davis / King Charles: Tomas Peter / Archbishop: Nemo / Hire: alanmapstone / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Cardinal Richelieu and his enemy:
Richelieu: Foon / Julie: Monika M.C. / Huguet: Eva Davis / De Mauprat: Tomas Peter / Joseph: Nemo / Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, War & Military Fiction, War & Military

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Friedland, 1807, by Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier (France, 1815-1891), painting, frontispiece Sonia
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Play 02 Italy Part I: In mediaeval times: Historical note Sonia
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Play 03 The coming of Charlemagne (774), by Gustave Masson Sonia
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Play 04 How Rome was defended from the Saracens (848), by Archibald Bower Sonia
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Play 05 The story of Gregory the Great (1050-1085), by Louise Creighton Sonia
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Play 06 Excommunicated, by Jean Paul Laurens (French painter, 1838), painting p. 12 Sonia
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Play 07 St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226), by Eva March Tappan Devorah Allen
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Play 08 The sermon of St. Francis, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nemo
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Play 09 A day in Florence, in the thirteenth century, by Guido Biagi Jim Locke
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Play 10 Italy Part II: Dante and his age: Historical note Monika M. C.
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Play 11 Dante's vision of Heaven (1265-1321), by Norley Chester Monika M. C.
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Play 12 Francesco Petrarch (1304-1374), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
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Play 13 Pope Boniface defies his assailants, by Albert Maignan (France, 1844-1908), painting p. 36 alanmapstone
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Play 14 A supposed street scene in Verona in the fourteenth century, by William Shakespeare Group 00:07:12
Play 15 The rule of Rienzi (1347-1354), by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Pier
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Play 16 The flagellants, by Carl Marr (American painter, 1858), painting p. 48 Foon
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Play 17 Italy Part III: The Renaissance: Historical note Roger Melin
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Play 18 How the doges of Venice were chosen, from the old chronicles Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 19 The burning of the vanities (1497), by George Eliot April6090
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Play 20 Benvenuto Cellini, a goldsmith of the sixteenth century (1500-1571), by Alexandre Dumas Jim Locke
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Play 21 Galileo before the Inquisition, by Joseph Nicholas Robert-Fleury (French painter, 1792-1890), painting p. 72 alanmapstone
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Play 22 The Bridge of Sighs, by Lord Byron Nemo
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Play 23 Italy Part IV: Stories of the Italian artists: Historical note Roger Melin
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Play 24 Cimabue, the father of painting (1240-1302), by Clara Erskine Clement Jim Locke
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Play 25 Giotto and his ''O'' (1276-1336), by Clara Erskine Clement Tomas Peter
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Play 26 Stories of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), by Giorgio Vasari Devorah Allen
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Play 27 Padre Bandelli proses to the duke Ludovico Sforza about Leonardo da Vinci, by William Wetmore Story Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 28 Michael Angelo and Pope Julius II (1506-1512), by Anna Jameson Jim Locke
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Play 29 Michael Angelo and Raphael in the Vatican, by Horace Vernet (France, 1789-1863), painting p. 102 alanmapstone
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Play 30 Raphael and his critic (1483-1520), by Giorgio Vasari Jim Locke
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Play 31 Vasari's memories of Titian (1477-1576), by Giorgio Vasari Jim Locke
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Play 32 Italy Part V: Modern Italy: Historical note April6090
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Play 33 When Napoleon crossed the Alps (1800), by John S. C. Abbott Jim Locke
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Play 34 How Italy became a united country (1848-1861), by Louise Creighton April6090
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Play 35 The forced recruit, Solferino, 1859, by Elizabeth Barrett Browning April6090
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Play 36 Garibaldi and his prisoner (1860), by Felicia Buttz Clark April6090
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Play 37 France Part I: In the dark ages: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 38 The Christmas of 496, by J. C. Bateman Jim Locke
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Play 39 The famous victory of Charles Martel (732), by A. W. Grube Jim Locke
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Play 40 The lament of Charlemagne for Roland (about 780), translated by Isabel Butler Jim Locke
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Play 41 Charlemagne, emperor of the West (800), by A. W. Grube Jim Locke
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Play 42 Rollo the Viking (885), by Eva March Tappan Jim Locke
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Play 43 Saint Louis opening the prisons of his realm, by Luc Olivier Merson (French painter, 1846-), painting p. 172 Foon
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Play 44 France Part II: Stories of the Hundred Years' War: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 45 The battle of Crécy (1346), by Sir John Froissart Ulrike Denis
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Play 46 How Queen Philippa saved the burghers (1347), by Sir John Froissart Colleen McMahon
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Play 47 The coming of the Maid of Orléans (1428) by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Group 00:12:24
Play 48 Coronation of Charles VII at Rheims, by Jules Eugène Lenepveu (from a painting in the Pantheon at Paris), painting p. 192 Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 49 The death of Jeanne d'Arc (1431), by Mary Rogers Bangs Jim Locke
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Play 50 France Part III: France under the Valois kings: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 51 Where Louis XI said his prayers (about 1483), by Victor Hugo Jim Locke
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Play 52 Anne of Brittany and her court (1476-1514), by Catherine Charlotte thestorygirl
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Play 53 The death of the chevalier Bayard (1524), from the old chronicles Jim Locke
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Play 54 Francis I and Charles V in St. Denis, by Antoine Jean Gros (French artist, 1771-1835), painting p. 226 Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 55 King Francis I and the goldsmith (1540), by Benvenuto Cellini Colleen McMahon
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Play 56 France Part IV: The house of Bourbon: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 57 The battle of Ivry (1590), by Thomas Babington Macaulay Colleen McMahon
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Play 58 Henry IV and Marie de Médici, by Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish painter, 1574-1642), painting p. 240 Foon
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Play 59 Cardinal Richelieu and his enemy (about 1640), by Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton Group 00:22:09
Play 60 In the days of the Fronde (1648), by Alexandre Dumas Jim Locke
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Play 61 The death of Louis XIV (1715), by Julie Pardoe Jim Locke
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Play 62 Louis XIV and Molière, by Jean Léon Gérôme (French painter, born 1824, died 1904), painting p. 270 Tomas Peter
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Play 63 France Part V: On the eve of the French Revolution: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 64 When Marie Antoinette entered Paris (1773) April6090
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Play 65 How the queen was served, by Madame Campan Foon
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Play 66 The wardrobe of Marie Antoinette, by Madame Campan April6090
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Play 67 The fall of the Bastille (1789), by Alexandre Dumas Colleen McMahon
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Play 68 The flight of Louis XVI (1791), by Charles Duke Yonge Jim Locke
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Play 69 The Marseillaise (1792), by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle alanmapstone
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Play 70 France Part VI: The reign of Terror: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 71 The execution of Louis XVI (1793), by Edmond Biré Colleen McMahon
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Play 72 Marie Antoinette in the Conciergerie, by Charles Louis Müller (French painter, 1815-1892), painting p. 316 Hypatia
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Play 73 In the revolt of the Vendée (1793), by Victor Hugo April6090
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Play 74 Girondists on their way to the guillotine, by Karl Theodor von Piloty (German artist, 1826-1886), painting p. 326 Hypatia
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Play 75 At the guillotine, by Charles Dickens Sonia
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Play 76 The fall of Robespierre (1794), by Thomas Carlyle Jim Locke
00:23:31
Play 77 France Part VII: Napoleon Bonaparte: Historical note Hypatia
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Play 78 The eighteenth Brumaire, by François Bouchot (French artist, 1800-1842), painting p. 347 alanmapstone
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Play 79 The battle of Eylau (1807), by Isaac McLellan alanmapstone
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Play 80 The retreat from Moscow (1812), by Victor Hugo April6090
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Play 81 The retreat from Moscow, by Adolphe Yvon (French painter, 1817-1893), painting p. 352 alanmapstone
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Play 82 The coming of Louis XVIII (1814), by Louisa Mühlbach Ting Cleary
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Play 83 The return of Napoleon from Elba (1815), by Anonymous Availle
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Play 84 When Napoleon returned from Elba (1815), by Napoleon Bonaparte Devorah Allen
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Play 85 Waterloo (1815), by Victor Hugo April6090
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Play 86 Evening of the battle of Waterloo, by Ernest Crofts (English painter, 1847), painting p. 384 alanmapstone
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Play 87 The death of Napoleon (1821), by Isaac McLellan alanmapstone
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Play 88 France Part VIII: The Franco-Prussian War: Historical note J. M. Smallheer
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Play 89 The white flag of Sedan (1870), by Emile Zola Jim Locke
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Play 90 One day under the Commune (1871), by John Leighton Jim Locke
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Play 91 The defense of Champigny, by Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille (born in Paris, 1848), painting p. 406 Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 92 The soldiers' dream, by Jean Baptiste Edouard Detaille (French artist, 1848), painting p. 418 Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 93 Spain Part I: Under the Romans and the Moors: Historical note Hypatia
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Play 94 The sacrifice of the people of Saguntum (219 B.C.) by Mrs M. G. Quincy Sleeper Hypatia
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Play 95 The white hind of Sertorius (about 80 B.C.), by Plutarch Devorah Allen
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Play 96 The challenge of Paulus (about 672 A.D.), by Paulus Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 97 King Roderick and the magic tower (709 A.D.), an ancient legend related by Washington Irving April6090
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Play 98 Diego Perez, ''the Pounder'', from an old Spanish ballad, translated by J. G. Lockhart Foon
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Play 99 The Cid and the leper (eleventh century), an old Spanish ballad, translated by J. G. Lockhart Tomas Peter
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Play 100 Spain Part II: The reign of Ferdinand and Isabella: Historical note Hypatia
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Play 101 The elopment of Ferdinand and Isabella (1469), by John S. C. Abbott Adam Santoni
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Play 102 Torquemada and the catholic king, by Jean Paul Laurens (French artist, 1838), painting p. 458 Hypatia
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Play 103 The surrender of Granada (1492), by Washington Irving Availle
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Play 104 The governor of the Alhambra and the notary, by Washington Irving Jim Locke
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Play 105 A glimpse of Columbus in Spain (1492), by James Fenimore Cooper realisticspeakers
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Play 106 Columbus at the court of Spain, by Vacslav Brozik (Bohemian artist, 1851-1901), painting p. 482 Hypatia
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Play 107 The return of Columbus (1493), by Washington Irving Adam Santoni
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Play 108 Spain Part III: Spain at the height of her power: Historical note Hypatia
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Play 109 The first voyage around the World, by Eva March Tappan realisticspeakers
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Play 110 The abdication of Charles (1556), by William H. Prescott Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 111 The Escurial, by Théophile Gautier, translated by C. F. Bates alanmapstone
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Play 112 The knight of the windmills, by Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) April6090
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Play 113 Captain Cuellar of the Armada and his troubles (1588), by James Anthony Froude Hypatia
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Play 114 Spain Part IV: The period of decline: Historical note April6090
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Play 115 Velasquez, the greatest of Spanish painters (1599-1660), by Mrs M. G. Quincy Sleeper April6090
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Play 116 Spanish home life in the seventeenth century, by Mrs M. G. Quincy Sleeper April6090
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Play 117 The queen and her superintendent, by Mrs M. G. Quincy Sleeper Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 118 The crossing of the Douro (1809), by Charles Lever Sandra Schmit
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Play 119 Portugal Part I: The age of chivalry: Historical note April6090
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Play 120 How the first king of Portugal won his kingdom (1139-1185), by Oswald Crawfurd Leni
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Play 121 The penance of a prince (about 1240), by Edward McMurdo April6090
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Play 122 The coronation of Inez de Castro (about 1347), by Felicia D. Hemans Larry Wilson
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Play 123 The betrothal of Princess Philippa (1385), by Sir John Froissart Hypatia
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Play 124 A joust at the court of Portugal (about 1400), by Sir John Froissart Hypatia
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Play 125 Portugal Part II: Exploration and discovery: Historical note April6090
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Play 126 Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), by John Fiske Lynda Marie Neilson
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Play 127 The search for Prester John (1486), by John Fiske Leni
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Play 128 The first voyage to India (1497), by William H. G. Kingston Leni
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Play 129 How Portugal opened commerce with India (1498), by Jules Verne Angelique G. Campbell
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Play 130 The speech of Vasco da Gama to the king of Calicut (1498), by Luis de Camoëns Jim Locke
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Play 131 Portugal Part III: The last four centuries: Historical note April6090
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Play 132 The departure of King Sebastian (1578), an old Spanish ballad, translated by J. G. Lockhart Tomas Peter
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Play 133 The earthquake at Lisbon (1755), by Rev. Charles Davy April6090
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Play 134 A Portuguese shooting party (1880), by Oswald Crawfurd Sonia
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