A Child's History of England


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(3.8 stars; 15 reviews)

A Child's History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject". The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria. (Wikipedia)

(16 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Ancient England and the Romans 25:59 Read by Lizzie Driver
Ancient England Under the Early Saxons 13:20 Read by Lizzie Driver
England Under the Good Saxon, Alfred 14:31 Read by Joshua B. Christensen
England Under Athelstan and the Six Boy-Kings 31:49 Read by Laura Koskinen
England Under Canute the Dane 5:19 Read by Laura Koskinen
England Under Harold Harefoot, Hardicanute, and Edward the Confessor 20:22 Read by Laura Koskinen
England Under Harold the Second, and Conquered by the Normans 11:35 Read by Laura Koskinen
England Under William the First, the Norman Conqueror 16:34 Read by Sarah Jennings
England Under William the Second, Called Rufus 15:43 Read by Sarah Jennings
England Under Henry the First, Called Fine-Scholar 21:37 Read by Sarah Jennings
England Under Matilda and Stephen 9:01 Read by Justin Brett
England Under Henry the Second 45:08 Read by Justin Brett
England Under Richard the First, Called the Lion-Heart 21:13 Read by Justin Brett
England Under King John, Called Lackland 29:44 Read by Justin Brett
England Under Henry the Third, Called, Of Winchester 39:38 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
England Under Edward the First, Called Longshanks 40:40 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Edward the Second 23:19 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Edward the Third 31:45 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Richard the Second 27:11 Read by Cori Samuel
England Under Henry the Fourth, Called Bolingbroke 14:55 Read by Cori Samuel
England Under Henry the Fifth 25:12 Read by John Lieder
England Under Henry the Sixth 47:46 Read by John Lieder
England Under Edward the Fourth 20:00 Read by John Lieder
England Under Edward the Fifth 11:48 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Richard the Third 11:58 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Henry the Seventh 26:28 Read by Nicholas James Bridgewater
England Under Henry the Eighth, Called Bluff King Hal and Burly King Harry 26:30 Read by Sibella Denton
England Under Henry the Eighth 23:28 Read by Sibella Denton
England Under Edward the Sixth 18:10 Read by Sibella Denton
England Under Mary 30:41 Read by Sibella Denton
England Under Elizabeth 55:43 Read by Sibella Denton
England Under James the First 43:47 Read by Philippa Willitts
England Under Charles the First 55:07 Read by Gwyneth
England Under Oliver Cromwell 40:35 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under Charles the Second, Called the Merry Monarch 52:05 Read by Robin Cotter
England Under James the Second 25:14 Read by Gwyneth
Epilogue 6:31 Read by Rose

Reviews

Shocking

(2 stars)

I wonder if Charles Dickens hated the Royal Monarchy because this books paints a picture of them as barbaric and cold hearted. He described that the fight to maintain the throne was paramount and no cost of life was too great. If this is indeed a true account then I would be mortified to have royal blood. They were awful.