The World’s Story Volume IX: England


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This is the ninth 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 IX deals with the first part of the history of England, from the early times till the reign of the Tudor kings and queens. Chapters include stories about King Arthur, William the Conqueror, Robin Hood, Queen Elizabeth and many others. - Summary by Sonia
Cast list for A messenger from Rome:
Cymbeline: alanmapstone / Lucius: Jim Locke / Queen: Devorah Allen / Cloten: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Prince Arthur and the keeper Hubert:
Hubert: Jim Locke / First Executioner: Devorah Allen / Arthur: Tomas Peter / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for Two scenes in the life of Henry V:
Falstaff: alanmapstone / Prince Hal/King Henry V: Tomas Peter / Host: Monika M.C.r / Warwick: Jim Locke / Chief Justice: Adrian Stephens / Lancaster: Todd HW / Gloucester: SaraHale / Clarence: Sandra Schmit / Narrator: Sonia

Cast list for The fall of Cardinal Wolsey:
Wolsey: Jim Locke / Cromwell: alanmapstone / Narrator: Sonia
(16 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Chaucer at the court of Edward III, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1… 3:01 Read by Sonia
England Part I: Stories of the ancient Britons: Historical note 1:55 Read by Sonia
The building of Stonehenge, by G. F. Scott Elliot 11:31 Read by Availle
King Leir and his daughters, a tradition of early Britain, by John Milton 7:20 Read by Sonia
The city in the lake, by G. F. Scott Elliot 28:47 Read by April6090
The sacred grove, by Arnold Böcklin, Swiss painter 1827-1901, painting p. 28 2:13 Read by Tomas Peter
Julius Caesar's two visits to Britain (55 and 54 B.C.), by Anthony Trollope 25:41 Read by Jane Bennett
A messenger from Rome (43 A.D.), by William Shakespeare 5:50 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Boadicea (62 A.D.), by William Cowper 2:45 Read by Sandra Schmit
How the Romans lived in Britain (about the third century A.D.), by G. F. Scott … 26:49 Read by Jane Bennett
The converted Britons, by William Holman Hunt, English painter 1827-1910, paint… 2:15 Read by Alan Mapstone
England Part II: The Anglo-Saxon Invasion: Historical note 2:29 Read by Sonia
Stories of King Arthur and his Court (sixth century) 26:39 Read by Devorah Allen
The stolen boys (about 590), by Sir Clements R. Markham 19:26 Read by marcelacollado
How King Edwin of Northumbria became a Christian (627), by Mrs. Elizabeth Rundl… 15:09 Read by marcelacollado
The baptism of Edwin, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1893, painting … 2:54 Read by Jim Locke
England Part III: The coming of the Sea-Rovers: Historical note 2:35 Read by Sandra Schmit
The fall of the monastery at Croyland (870), by Eva March Tappan 18:33 Read by Jim Locke
King Edmund and the wolf (870), by the Abbot Aelfric, translated by Eva March T… 7:57 Read by Jim Locke
What the boy Alfred saw in London, by Eva March Tappan 9:00 Read by April6090
King Alfred on Athelney (878), by Thomas Hughes 20:50 Read by Adrian Stephens
''One rule for Angle and for Dane'' (about 1016), by Ottilie A. Liljencrantz 14:26 Read by Adrian Stephens
The last Danish invasion (1066), by Edward Bulwer-Lytton 22:44 Read by Adrian Stephens
England Part IV: The Norman conquest: Historical note 2:47 Read by SaraHale
The battle of Hastings (1066), by Robert Wace 23:23 Read by Jim Locke
How the Doomsday Book was made (about 1086), by Edwin Lester Arnold 9:48 Read by April6090
What the English thought of William the Conqueror (1066-1087), from the Anglo-S… 6:39 Read by SaraHale
The rescue of the Princess of Cornwall, by Charles Kingsley 17:44 Read by Jim Locke
England Part V: From William the Red to John Lackland: Historical note 3:17 Read by Alan Mapstone
The reign of the Red King (1087-1100), by Charles Dickens 16:03 Read by ToddHW
The white ship (1120), by Dante Gabriel Rossetti 17:48 Read by Jim Locke
The escape of Maude from the Castle at Oxford (about 1140), by A. D. Crake 16:35 Read by Adrian Stephens
The castle-builders of the reign of Stephen (1135-1154), from the Anglo-Saxon C… 4:23 Read by Adrian Stephens
The struggle between the king and the archbishop (1162-1170), by John Lord 19:17 Read by Adrian Stephens
The story of John Lackland (1199-1216), by Eva March Tappan 10:31 Read by Adrian Stephens
England Part VI: Stories of the age of Richard the Lion-Hearted: Historical note 2:08 Read by Tomas Peter
The tournament of Ashby-de-la-Zouche (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott 26:32 Read by Jim Locke
The archery contest (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott 13:53 Read by April6090
A trial by single combat (about 1194), by Sir Walter Scott 26:21 Read by Jane Bennett
Robin Hood and Little John (latter part of twelfth century) 9:42 Read by Jane Bennett
Prince Arthur and the keeper Hubert (about 1200), by William Shakespeare 9:06 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Friar Bacon's brazen head (thirteenth century), by Abby Sage Richardson 19:45 Read by Jim Locke
England Part VII: The later Plantagenet kings: Historical note 3:02 Read by Jane Bennett
The battle of Evesham (1265), by G. P. R. James 45:44 Read by Jane Bennett
In the days of Edward III (1272-1307), by Eva March Tappan 11:17 Read by Jane Bennett
The first expedition of Edward III against the Scots (1328), by Sir John Froiss… 25:47 Read by Jane Bennett
Wiclif on trial, by Ford Madox Brown, English painter 1821-1893, painting p. 350 2:07 Read by Sandra Schmit
The revolt of the peasants (1381), by Augustin Thierry 21:38 Read by Jim Locke
The hunting of the Cheviot (1388) 14:20 Read by PatrS
The Mystery Plays, by Eva March Tappan 10:02 Read by Alan Mapstone
Country life in the days of the Plantagenets, by Eva March Tappan 24:59 Read by Ruth P.
England Part VIII: Lancaster and York: Historical note 2:11 Read by Jim Locke
The coronation of Henry IV (1399), by Sir John Froissart 8:56 Read by KevinS
Two scenes in the life of Henry V, by William Shakespeare 18:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The ballad of Agincourt (1415), by Michael Drayton 5:58 Read by Alan Mapstone
Morning of the Battle of Agincourt, by Sir John Gilbert, English painter 1817-1… 2:23 Read by Alan Mapstone
Queen Margaret and the robber (1463), by Agnes Strickland 15:55 Read by April6090
When the king returned from Holland (1470), by Edward Bulwer-Lytton 14:30 Read by DanielHurt
The children of Edward IV, by Paul Delaroche, French painter 1797-1856, paintin… 2:04 Read by Monika M. C.
England Part IX: The Tudor kings: Historical note 2:53 Read by Kristine Bekere
The impostor who claimed the crown of Henry VII (1488-1499), by Charles Dickens 14:15 Read by April6090
The funeral of Elizabeth of York, wife of Henry VII (1503), by Agnes Strickland 8:21 Read by Kristine Bekere
The field of the Cloth of Gold (1520), by Gustave Masson 11:20 Read by April6090
Cardinal Wolsey going in procession, by Sir John Gilbert, English painter 1817-… 2:38 Read by Alan Mapstone
The fall of Cardinal Wolsey (1529), by William Shakespeare 8:57 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The trial of Sir Thomas More (1535), by Anne Manning Rathbone 13:23 Read by Colleen McMahon
The appeal of Anne Askew (1546), by ''Louisa Mühlbach'' (Klara M. Mundt) 16:42 Read by Colleen McMahon
England Part X: From Edward VI to the death of Mary: Historical note 2:21 Read by Kristine Bekere
The execution of the ''Twelve-Days' Queen'' (1554), by William Harrison Ainswor… 17:52 Read by April6090
The coming of Philip II (1554), by William H. Prescott 16:30 Read by Kristine Bekere
England's reconciliation with Rome (1554), by James Anthony Froude 7:20 Read by Kristine Bekere
Cranmer at the Traitors' Gate, by Frederick Goodall, English artist 1822-1904, … 1:59 Read by Alan Mapstone
England Part XI: In the days of Queen Elizabeth: Historical note 2:49 Read by Alan Mapstone
The great queen as a little child (1533-1539), by Agnes Strickland 24:01 Read by Colleen McMahon
Sir Walter Raleigh and his cloak (1575), by Sir Walter Scott 26:21 Read by Jim Locke
The boyhood of Raleigh, by Sir John Everett Millais, English painter 1829-1896,… 1:53 Read by Sarah Brown
When Elizabeth came to Kenilworth (1575), by Sir Walter Scott 17:27 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Armada (1588), by Thomas Babington Macaulay 7:22 Read by Alan Mapstone
The fight with the invincible Armada (1588), by David Hume 23:51 Read by Jim Locke
The last moments of Queen Elizabeth, by Paul Delaroche, French artist 1797-1856… 1:49 Read by Sonia
The Revenge: a ballad of the fleet, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson 8:50 Read by Sonia