Our Island Story, Part 1


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.2 stars; 97 reviews)


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 first section of that work and will carry you from the time when Tacitus first sang the praises of Britannica to his Roman readers up to the vicious and bloodthirsty confusion that is the War of the Roses (about 1500 years). (Summary by Jim)

Part 2 of this book may be found at http://librivox.org/our-island-story-part-2-by-he-marshall/.

(8 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Stories of Albion and Brutus 7:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Coming of the Romans 8:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Romans Come Again 5:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How Caligula Conquered Britain 8:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of a Warrior Queen 8:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Last of the Romans 8:16 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of St. Alban 10:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Vortigern and King Constans 9:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Coming of Hengist and Horsa 9:22 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Hengist's Treachery 7:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How the Giant's Dance was Brought to Britain 10:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Coming of Arthur 6:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Founding of the Round Table 7:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Gregory and the Pretty Children 11:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How King Alfred Learned to Read 6:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
King Alfred in the Cowherd's Cottage 9:39 Read by Kara Shallenberg
More About Alfred the Great 7:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Ethelred the Unready 8:06 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How Edmund Ironside Fought for the Crown 8:16 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Canute and the Waves 5:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Edward the Confessor 11:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Harold 13:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Stamford Bridge 12:08 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Hastings 12:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
William the Conqueror 11:35 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Death of the King 7:47 Read by Kara Shallenberg
William the Red 6:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of the White Ship 15:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of King Stephan 8:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Gilbert and Rohesia 7:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Thomas a Becket 12:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Conquest of Ireland 5:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Richard Couer de Lion 12:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How Blondel Found the King 10:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Prince Arthur 5:21 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Great Charter 14:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Hubert de Burgh 8:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Simon de Montfort 9:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of the Poisoned Dagger 6:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Little War of Chalons 5:58 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The First Prince of Wales 7:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Hammer of the Scots 7:52 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Robert the Bruce and Bohun 9:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Bannockburn 5:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Sluys 6:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Crecy 12:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Siege of Calais 11:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Poitiers 7:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Wat Tyler's Rebellion 13:23 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How King Richard II Lost his Throne 5:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Shrewsbury 7:10 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How Prince Hal was Sent to Prison 5:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Battle of Agincourt 8:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Maid of Orleans 11:24 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

(5 stars)

Kara does wonderful work with this history. She makes it a pleasure to listen. I love the 'stories' and it's a wonderful way to refresh English History. Really Kara is a very special lady in all she has done for Librivox. Thanks very much Kara.

great book

(5 stars)

This helps immensely. I've been letting my kids listen to this book on our rides in the car and its great. Much better than me reading it to them.

GREAT JOB!

(5 stars)

I've read the first half of this book to my kids and my reading left a lot to be desired. I was so glad to find this book here. I saved it to my computer and then burned it to a CD. We now listen to it in the car and the kids LOVE it!!! Great job in every part of this book! I do hope you can will do more!

good

(3.5 stars)

it missed some details though

It was so good

(5 stars)

I like the books so much Our Island Story part 1 and Our Island Story part 2 ! Thanks H.E. Marshal

Awesome historic tales of England for children and adults.

(5 stars)

(5 stars)

amazing audio love it for our family