The World’s Story Volume X: England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales

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This is the tenth 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 X covers the second part of the history of England, from the Stuart Kings till the early 1900s. Also included are excerpts from the history of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, as well as Irish and Welsh legends and Scottish ballads. - Summary by Sonia
Cast list for The murder of King Duncan:
First Witch: Sandra Schmit / Second Witch: Devorah Allen / Third Witch: Monika M.C. / Macbeth: alanmapstone / Banquo: Tomas Peter / Ross: Nemo / Angus: Todd HW / Duncan: Jim Locke / Malcolm: SaraHale / Lady Macbeth: Eva Davis / Messenger: Adrian Stephens / Chief Justice: April6090 / Narrator: Sonia (17 hr 9 min)


Elizabeth signing the death warrant of Mary, Queen of Scots, by Julius Schrader… 2:37 Read by Sonia
England Part I: The Stuart Kings: Historical note 2:22 Read by Sonia
King James I and his goldsmith (between 1603 and 1624), by Sir Walter Scott 27:33 Read by Jim Locke
The gunpowder plot (1605), by David Hume 7:50 Read by Jim Locke
A charge with prince Rupert (1643), by Thomas Wentworth Higginson 28:04 Read by Julie Burks
Sir Nicholas at Marston Moor (1644), by Winthrop Mackworth Praed 6:00 Read by Nemo
The battle of Naseby by Obadiah Bind-their-kings-in-chains-and-their-nobles-wit… 6:08 Read by Kristine Bekere
Charles I insulted by soldiers, by Paul Delaroche, French painter 1797-1856, pa… 2:44 Read by Erin Grassie
England Part II: The rule of Oliver Cromwell: Historical note 2:31 Read by Erin Grassie
The trial and execution of king Charles I (1649), by Jacob Abbott 22:26 Read by Jim Locke
Cromwell in Whitehall, by Julius Schrader, Germany, 1815-1900, painting p. 60 0:50 Read by Erin Grassie
A royalist description of Cromwell's men, by Samuel Butler 2:24 Read by Nemo
How Cromwell dissolved parliament (1653), by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot 9:42 Read by Colleen McMahon
Praise-God Barebone's parliament (1653), by Edward, Earl of Clarendon 9:02 Read by Colleen McMahon
Cromwell visiting Milton, by David Neal, American artist 1837, painting p. 74 1:56 Read by Erin Grassie
England Part III: From the Restoration to the House of Hanover: Historical note 2:32 Read by Erin Grassie
In the days of the plague (1665), by Daniel Defoe 12:29 Read by Sonia
The fall of ''King Monmouth'' (1685), by Charles Dickens 11:02 Read by Colleen McMahon
The song of the western men (1688), by Robert Stephen Hawker 2:36 Read by Alan Mapstone
James II receiving the news of the landing of the Prince of Orange, by Edward M… 1:47 Read by Erin Grassie
A campaign under Marlborough, by William Makepeace Thackeray 19:07 Read by Julie Burks
The government in quest of a poet, by William Makepeace Thackeray 24:56 Read by Jim Locke
Sunday with Sir Roger, by Joseph Addison 5:41 Read by Colleen McMahon
England Part IV: England under the first three Georges: Historical note 1:53 Read by Erin Grassie
The vicar of Bray, by Author unknown 4:23 Read by Jennifer Fournier
The ''Bubbles'' of the reign of King George I (1720), by Charles Mackay 9:45 Read by Jennifer Fournier
When George II became king, by William Makepeace Thackeray 2:50 Read by Tomas Peter
The funeral of George II (1760), by Horace Walpole, Earl of Orford 4:53 Read by Bloater51
Dr. Johnson in the anteroom of Lord Chesterfield, by E. M. Ward, English artist… 2:41 Read by Erin Grassie
William Pitt and the Stamp Act (1766), by George Bancroft 9:03 Read by Kristine Bekere
The quarrel of Squire Bull and his son (1775 to 1783), by James Kirke Paulding 7:33 Read by Kristine Bekere
A maid of honor at the court of George III (1786), by Madame d'Arblay 10:32 Read by Jim Locke
The royal visit to Oxford (1786), by Madame d'Arblay 16:13 Read by Jim Locke
England Part V: The Napoleonic wars: Historical note 2:06 Read by Erin Grassie
The battle of the Baltic (101), by Thomas Campbell 3:57 Read by Tomas Peter
Trafalgar (1805), by William C. Bennett 5:11 Read by Tomas Peter
The burial of Sir John Moore (1809), by Charles Wolfe 2:56 Read by Alan Mapstone
Wellington's march from Quatre-Bras to Waterloo, by Ernest Crofts, English pain… 1:58 Read by Erin Grassie
Just before Waterloo (1815), by William Makepeace Thackeray 18:35 Read by Mark Chulsky
Waterloo (1815), by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen 5:30 Read by April6090
''Scotland forever !'', by Lady Butler (Elizabeth Thompson), English artist 184… 1:32 Read by Devorah Allen
England Part VI: The last hundred years in England: Historical note 2:47 Read by Erin Grassie
When Victoria became Queen (1837), by Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield 6:53 Read by Ruth P.
The charge of the light brigade (1854), by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 2:22 Read by Alan Mapstone
Balaclava, by Lady Butler (Elizabeth Thompson), English artist 1844, painting p… 1:46 Read by Erin Grassie
Santa Filomena (1854-1856), by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 3:58 Read by Jim Locke
Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881), by L. F. Jennings 14:40 Read by Bloater51
Gladstone's fight for home rule (1893), from the Atlantic Monthly 9:22 Read by KevinS
The latest English revolution (1911), from the Outlook 3:57 Read by Tomas Peter
The coronation of George V (1911), by Sydney Brooks 19:58 Read by Bloater51
Scotland Part I: Ballads and legends of Early Scotland: Historical note 2:04 Read by Sonia
Legends of St. Columba (563 ?), by Adamnan, ninth abbot of the Ionian Monastery 11:59 Read by Kristine Bekere
The murder of King Duncan (1040), by William Shakespeare 37:27 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The invasion of the Norsemen (1263), by Charles Mackay 12:08 Read by ToddHW
Sir Patrick Spens, an old ballad 4:44 Read by Devorah Allen
Scotland Part II: Two Scottish heroes: Historical note 2:05 Read by Devorah Allen
The capture of William Wallace (1305), by Jane Porter 11:17 Read by Availle
The coronation of Robert Bruce (1306), by Grace Aguilar 25:21 Read by Availle
Bruce at Bannockburn (1314), by P. Hume Brown 9:44 Read by JT
Scots wha hae, by Robert Burns 2:07 Read by Alan Mapstone
Scotland Part III: To the death of Mary: Historical note 2:07 Read by SaraHale
The bier-right (latter part of the fourteenth century), by Sir Walter Scott 12:30 Read by JT
How the Scots lived while James I was king (1422-1437), by P. Hume Brown 10:38 Read by Piotr Nater
On the Field of Flodden (1513), by Sir Walter Scott 6:28 Read by Jim Locke
Edinburgh after Flodden Field (1513), by William E. Aytoun 7:07 Read by Hopeforce1
''The goodman of Ballangiech'' (between 1513 and 1542), by Sir Walter Scott 9:10 Read by Piotr Nater
John Knox preaching before the lords of the congregation, by Sir David Wilkie, … 1:56 Read by Tomas Peter
The flight of Mary, Queen of Scots, to England (1568), by Sir Walter Scott 27:35 Read by Availle
Sacking a church in the time of John Knox, by John Prescott Knight, English art… 2:03 Read by April6090
The fate of Mary, Queen of Scots (1587), by Sir Walter Scott 15:41 Read by Jennifer Fournier
Scotland Part IV: A century of unrest: Historical note 2:59 Read by SaraHale
Why Jenny Geddes threw her stool at the dean, by ''Grace Greenwood'' (Sara J. L… 12:05 Read by April6090
Gathering song of Donald the Black, by Sir Walter Scott 3:14 Read by Sonia
The execution of Montrose (1650), by William E. Aytoun 2:43 Read by Nemo
The burial march of Dundee (1689), by William E. Aytoun 4:49 Read by Tomas Peter
The massacre of Glencoe (1692), by P. Hume Brown 4:50 Read by Tomas Peter
A rescue at the battle of Prestonpans (1745), by Sir Walter Scott 11:29 Read by Jim Locke
The order of release, by Sir John Everett Millais, English painter 1829-1896, p… 1:46 Read by Sonia
How Flora MacDonald saved Prince Charlie (1745), by Charles Sanford Terry 17:21 Read by Jane Bennett
Ireland Part I: The golden age of Erin: Historical note 3:24 Read by Jane Bennett
Oisin in Tir na n-Og, an Irish folk-story 25:03 Read by Jane Bennett
The chase of Slieve Cullinn, an old Irish legend 14:41 Read by JT
The story of St. Patrick (fifth century), by Patrick Weston Joyce 15:53 Read by Devorah Allen
The ''island of saints and scholars'', (seventh and eighth centuries), by Patri… 8:24 Read by Piotr Nater
O'Rourke's tower and great cross, Clonmacnoise, photograph p. 434 2:00 Read by Sonia
The book of Kells (seventh century), by Charles Johnston and Carita Spencer 3:54 Read by Monika M. C.
How Brian Boru held the ford of Tribute (941), by E. S. Brooks 27:38 Read by Adrian Stephens
Ireland Part II: Six centuries of oppression: Historical note 2:28 Read by Tomas Peter
The house of the Geraldines, by Justin H. McCarthy 7:24 Read by April6090
The Geraldines, by Thomas Davis 5:16 Read by KevinS
The vengeance of Cromwell (1649), by Oliver Cromwell 2:54 Read by Tomas Peter
After the rebellion of 1641 (1653), by Mrs. E. M. Field 25:59 Read by Jim Locke
The siege of Londonderry (1689), by Thomas Babington Macaulay 23:12 Read by Jim Locke
The battle of the Boyne (1690), by Thomas Babington Macaulay 16:10 Read by Jim Locke
The wearin' o' the Green (1798) 3:06 Read by Alan Mapstone
Emmet's grave, by Justin F. McCarthy 2:24 Read by Alan Mapstone
The harp that once through Tara's halls, by Thomas Moore 1:22 Read by Tomas Peter
Ireland Part III: Ireland and her people: Historical note 2:42 Read by SaraHale
The ''Grand Canal Hotel'', by Charles Lever 23:19 Read by Jim Locke
An Irish school (early part of the nineteenth century), by Gerald Griffin 16:23 Read by Jim Locke
The winning back of the land (1808-1903), by Charles Johnston and Carita Spencer 16:28 Read by Jim Locke
An Irish cottage, photograph p. 544 1:59 Read by SaraHale
The Irish people (twentieth century), by Katharine Tynan 9:50 Read by KevinS
Wales Part I: Legends of Wales: Historical note 1:20 Read by Sonia
King Arthur, by Bessie Raynor Parkes 2:29 Read by Alan Mapstone
The dream of Maxen Wledig, from the Mabinogion 14:28 Read by Jason in Panama
Beth Gelert; or the grave of the greyhound (about 1220), by William Robert Spen… 6:52 Read by Jim Locke
The wearing of leek, an old song translated from the Welsh, by Henry Davies 3:09 Read by Alan Mapstone
Wales Part II: Stories of the Welsh rebellions: Historical note 1:54 Read by J. M. Smallheer
How the Welsh kept the Christmas of 1115, by Sabine Baring-Gould 13:46 Read by Adrian Stephens
''When the eighteen fell'' (1282), by Owen Rhoscomyl 9:41 Read by PatrS
The rebellion of Owen Glyndwr (1402-1415), by Owen Rhoscomyl 6:34 Read by Alan Mapstone
The march of the men of Harlech (1468), national Cambrian war-song; translated … 3:37 Read by Alan Mapstone
How a Welshman became king of England (1485), by Owen Rhoscomyl 12:59 Read by Phil Schempf
Wales Part III: Scenes of Welsh life: Historical note 1:57 Read by Sonia
The Eisteddfod, by Jeannette Marks 24:03 Read by Brianna Chiles