The Children of the New Forest


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 24 reviews)

The children of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby are believed to have died in the flames when their house, Arnwood, is burned by Roundhead soldiers. However, they escape and are raised by Joseph Armitage, a gamekeeper in his cottage in the New Forest. The story describes how the children adapt from an aristocratic lifestyle to that of simple cottagers. The children are concealed as the grandchildren of Armitage.

Eventually after Armitage's death, Edward Beverley leaves and works as a secretary for the sympathetic Puritan placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest. He then joins the army of the future King Charles II and after the Royalist defeat at the Battle of Worcester, he escapes to France and lives in exile until the Restoration.

His brother and siblings continue to live in the New Forest and they are reunited on the King's return. (Summary from Wikipedia) (10 hr 42 min)

Chapters

Chapter I 15:54 Read by bryfee (1949-2008)
Chapter II 6:57 Read by E. Tavano
Chapter III 18:57 Read by Gary Gilberd
Chapter IV 19:48 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter V 22:15 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter VI 17:47 Read by Jenilee
Chapter VII 15:13 Read by Jenilee
Chapter VIII 17:27 Read by Sandra
Chapter IX 34:14 Read by Sandra
Chapter X 20:12 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter XI 37:27 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter XII 27:08 Read by Maria Elmvang
Chapter XIII 24:39 Read by Maria Elmvang
Chapter XIV 25:54 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter XV 34:54 Read by John Schell
Chapter XVI 27:10 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter XVII 28:08 Read by Kristine Bekere
Chapter XVIII 27:28 Read by srshel
Chapter XIX 16:40 Read by Kalynda
Chapter XX 37:11 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter XXI 33:44 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
Chapter XXII 17:47 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter XXIII 24:43 Read by Kevin McAsh
Chapter XXIV 18:24 Read by Kalynda
Chapter XXV 28:05 Read by Kalynda
Chapter XXVI 17:09 Read by Kalynda
Chapter XXVII 26:49 Read by John Schell

Reviews

a very good story

(5 stars)

the history of this time was well Written. loved all the families. enjoyed the different readers.

...

(5 stars)

Many thanks to bryfee, jschell1 and Kalynda, who have done their best, as ususal.

great story line would love to hear it again

(4.5 stars)