William the Conqueror

Jacob ABBOTT (1803 - 1879)

There are certain names which are familiar, as names, to all mankind; and every person who seeks for any degree of mental cultivation, feels desirous of informing himself of the leading outlines of their history, that he may know, in brief, what it was in their characters or their doings which has given them so widely-extended a fame. Consequently, great historical names alone are selected; and it has been the writer's aim to present the prominent and leading traits in their characters, and all the important events in their lives, in a bold and free manner, and yet in the plain and simple language which is so obviously required in works which aim at permanent and practical usefulness. This volume is dedicated to William the Conqueror. (Summary from the preface of the book)

Genre(s): General, Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface, Normandy Kristine Bekere
Play 02 Birth of William Sibella Denton
Play 03 The Accession Lars Rolander
Play 04 William's Reign in Normandy Lars Rolander
Play 05 The Marriage Rhonda Federman
Play 06 The Lady Emma Rhonda Federman
Play 07 King Harold Lizzie Driver
Play 08 Preparations for the Invasion Steve Foreman
Play 09 Crossing the Channel Steve Foreman
Play 10 The Battle of Hastings Lizzie Driver
Play 11 Prince Robert's Rebellion Lars Rolander
Play 12 The Conclusion Lars Rolander