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Our Island Story, Part 2

Gelesen von Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

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Our Island Story was first published in 1905 and became an instant classic. Beginning with the Romans and following the triumphs and foibles of the good, not so good and the downright despicable figures of history; we are treated to a dazzling montage of kings, queens, barons, knights, explorers, movers and shakers that have played a key role in the history of England. Marshall freely mixes folk tale with historical fact and in so doing paints a very vivid picture of the past in a style reminiscent of all that is finest in the children’s story-telling tradition. This is the second section of that work and will carry you from the convoluted and bloody ‘Wars of the Roses’ up to the death of Queen Victoria and the resolution of the Boer War. Please be advised that this book was written in the early years of the 20th century and there will be words and phrases used then, in all innocence, that are considered politically incorrect in this age. It’s perfectly fine for children to listen to but please ensure there is someone on hand who can explain these terms in a mature fashion.(Summary by Jim)

Part 1 of this book may be found at https://librivox.org/our-island-story-part-1-by-he-marshall/. (7 hr 48 min)

Chapters

The Red Rose and the White

11:21

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Queen Margaret and the Robbers

5:53

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The King-Maker

9:19

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Edward V - The King Who was Never Crowned

9:23

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The Two Little Princes in the Tower

6:13

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Henry VII - Story of the Make-Believe Prince

7:18

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Another Make-Believe Prince

10:51

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold

11:43

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How the King Became the Defender of the Faith

10:59

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Henry VIII - The Story of the King's Six Wives

8:08

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The Story of a Boy King

9:50

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of Lady Jane Grey

7:48

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How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner

8:25

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Mary I - How a Candle Was Lit in England

4:47

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How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen

6:14

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Elizabeth - The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen

8:15

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How England was Saved from the Spaniards

8:18

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Elizabeth - The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh

7:37

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The Queen's Favorite

10:48

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of Guy Fawkes

10:01

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The Story of the Mayflower

9:01

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom

8:15

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How the King and the Parliament Quarrelled

9:54

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of How the King was Brought to His Death

6:22

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The Adventures of a Prince

9:32

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Commonwealth - The Lord Protector

7:24

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How Death Walked in the Streets of London

9:48

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of How London was Burned

7:59

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The Fiery Cross

6:37

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of King Monmouth

3:42

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The Story of the Seven Bishops

8:27

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

William the Deliverer

6:25

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The Story of Brave Londonderry

5:38

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen

8:17

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How the Union Jack was Made

7:17

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party

8:35

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The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie

8:59

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of Flora MacDonald

8:15

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The Story of The Black Hole of Calcutta

4:44

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

The Story of How Canada Was Won

9:30

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How America Was Lost

10:27

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

A Story of a Spinning Wheel

9:06

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England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty

10:45

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

George III - The Battle of Waterloo

6:44

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The First Gentleman in Europe

5:26

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Two Peaceful Victories

9:18

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The Girl Queen

5:05

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Victoria - When Bread was Dear

6:27

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Victoria - Peace

5:36

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Victoria - War

13:49

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The Land of Snow

7:04

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Victoria - The Siege of Delhi

9:49

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The Pipes at Lucknow

8:36

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Victoria - Under the Southern Cross

8:12

Read by Jim Mowatt

From Cannibal to Christian

7:01

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Victoria - Boer and Briton

11:07

Read by Jim Mowatt

List of Kings from Edward the Confessor

6:11

Read by Kara Shallenberg (1969-2023)

Bewertungen

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A beautifully written history of England Scotland Ireland and Wales. The intended audience is younger people but as adult I thoroughly enjoyed both books. Kara and Jim read equally well and never miss a beat whether it be the story or the poetry and various accents from time to time. A great addition to the Librivox library.

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