'Kings and Things' was first published in 1937 as a light-hearted romp through British History to be read by parents to their children 'in the Story Hour which so often precedes the tragic necessity of "going to bed."' H E Marshall, best known for her classic history, 'Our Island Story', takes us through the story of the British monarchs from the Roman times to the present day with a light, humorous touch which should appeal as much to the adults as to the children. - The lively and humorous narrative makes this an ideal read for children - The light-hearted presentation of historical events will capture children's imaginations - The perfect gift for any child! Also available from Galore Park: - Junior History Books 1, 2 and 3 - History for Common Entrance 13+ Textbooks, Revision Guide and Exam Practice Questions
Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H. E. in her writing. Her most widely read book, Our Island Story, was first published in 1905 and went through many editions. She penned several other books including Our Empire Story and Scotland's Story, the latter of which was also recently republished by Galore Park.
Introduction I - Roman Conquerings II - Saxon Conquerings III - England Conquered for Christ IV - Danish Conquerings V - The Norman Conqueror VI - Norman Kings William II - The King who was always Getting into Tempers Henry I - The King who liked Reading and Writing The Story of Stephen and his Cousin Matilda How Little Henry Grew Up VII The Yellow Broom Kings Henry II - The King who was Never Idle 1154-1189 Henry II and Thomas a Becket How Henry II became Lord of Ireland Richard I - The Lion-heart John Lackland A Day to Remember Henry III - The King who Broke his Promises Edward I - The Lawgiver Edward I and the First English Prince of Wales Edward I - The Hammer of the Scots Edward II - Scotland Still Remains Free Edward III - The Knights of the Garter The Prince of Wales gets his Crest and Motto Edward III gets Thirty Thousand Sacks of Wool Richard II - The Story of Wat Tyler Richard II begins to do the Ruling Richard II and Little Queen Isabella Wyclif and the First English Bible VIII - Red Rose Kings Henry IV of Bolingbroke - A Whole Lot of Bothers Henry V - Madcap Hal becomes Henry V of Monmouth Henry V goes Conquering in France Henry VI - The Maid of Orleans Henry VI - The Baby King Grows up Henry VI - Red and White Roses IX White Rose Kings Edward IV and the King-Maker Edward V - The King who Never Did any Ruling Richard III - A Bold Bad Villain X Tudor Kings and Queens Henry VII - A Very Careful King Henry VII - How a Sailor Found a New Island Henry VIII - A Jolly King and his Great Chancellor Henry VIII - The Field of the Cloth of Gold Henry VIII - Defender of the Faith Henry VIII and his Six Wives The Childhood of a Prince Edward VI - The Boy King Lady Jane Grey - A Ten Days' Queen Mary I - A Very Sad Time Elizabeth - The Clouds Roll Away Elizabeth - About a Very Unhappy Queen Elizabeth - The Navy that Couldn't be Beaten Elizabeth - The World is so Full of a Number of Things XI Stuart Kings James I of England, VI of Scotland - The Story of Guy Fawkes Charles I - A Lot of Bother with Parliament Charles I - The Great Rebellion XII The Commonwealth XIII More Stuart Kings Charles II - The King comes Home Charles II - The Great Plague and the Great Fire of London James II of England, VII of Scotland - A Very Stubborn King Mary II and William III - Bothers in Ireland William gets a Bad Mark Queen Anne - How the Union Jack was Made XIV Hanoverian Kings George I - The Friends of James do some Rebelling George II - The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie George II - How Canada was Won George III - How the English Colonies became the United States of America George III - England Expects That Every Man Will Do His Duty" George IV - The First Gentleman in Europe William IV - The Slaves are Made Free Victoria - A Girl Queen Victoria - Peace and War Victoria - The Empire grows Bigger and Bigger Edward VII - The King who Loved Peace XV The House of Windsor George V - A Very Much-loved King Edward VIII - A Very Sad Goodbye George VI - Not All a Fairy-Tale Queen Elizabeth II
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