Our Island Story, Part 2


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.5 stars; 28 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 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
Queen Margaret and the Robbers 5:53 Read by Jim Mowatt
The King-Maker 9:19 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Edward V - The King Who was Never Crowned 9:23 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Two Little Princes in the Tower 6:13 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Henry VII - Story of the Make-Believe Prince 7:18 Read by Jim Mowatt
Another Make-Believe Prince 10:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Henry VIII and The Field of the Cloth of Gold 11:43 Read by Jim Mowatt
How the King Became the Defender of the Faith 10:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Henry VIII - The Story of the King's Six Wives 8:08 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of a Boy King 9:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of Lady Jane Grey 7:48 Read by Jim Mowatt
How the Princess Elizabeth Became a Prisoner 8:25 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Mary I - How a Candle Was Lit in England 4:47 Read by Jim Mowatt
How the Imprisoned Princess Became a Queen 6:14 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Elizabeth - The Story of a Most Unhappy Queen 8:15 Read by Jim Mowatt
How England was Saved from the Spaniards 8:18 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Elizabeth - The Story of Sir Walter Raleigh 7:37 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Queen's Favorite 10:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of Guy Fawkes 10:01 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of the Mayflower 9:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom 8:15 Read by Jim Mowatt
How the King and the Parliament Quarrelled 9:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of How the King was Brought to His Death 6:22 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Adventures of a Prince 9:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Commonwealth - The Lord Protector 7:24 Read by Jim Mowatt
How Death Walked in the Streets of London 9:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of How London was Burned 7:59 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Fiery Cross 6:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of King Monmouth 3:42 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of the Seven Bishops 8:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg
William the Deliverer 6:25 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of Brave Londonderry 5:38 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of a Sad Day in a Highland Glen 8:17 Read by Jim Mowatt
How the Union Jack was Made 7:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of the Earl of Mar's Hunting Party 8:35 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of Bonnie Prince Charlie 8:59 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of Flora MacDonald 8:15 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Story of The Black Hole of Calcutta 4:44 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Story of How Canada Was Won 9:30 Read by Jim Mowatt
How America Was Lost 10:27 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Story of a Spinning Wheel 9:06 Read by Jim Mowatt
England Expects that Every Man will do his Duty 10:45 Read by Kara Shallenberg
George III - The Battle of Waterloo 6:44 Read by Jim Mowatt
The First Gentleman in Europe 5:26 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Two Peaceful Victories 9:18 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Girl Queen 5:05 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Victoria - When Bread was Dear 6:27 Read by Jim Mowatt
Victoria - Peace 5:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Victoria - War 13:49 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Land of Snow 7:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Victoria - The Siege of Delhi 9:49 Read by Jim Mowatt
The Pipes at Lucknow 8:36 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Victoria - Under the Southern Cross 8:12 Read by Jim Mowatt
From Cannibal to Christian 7:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Victoria - Boer and Briton 11:07 Read by Jim Mowatt
List of Kings from Edward the Confessor 6:11 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

our island story part two

(5 stars)

Very good .i love it

(5 stars)

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.

average

(2.5 stars)

not bad I suppose but it is old-fashioned also some mispronouciations

It is very Good you now 💓💓💓💓😇😇

(5 stars)