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The Riot Act

Read by David Barnes

Parliament Of The United Kingdom Of Great Britain

The Riot Act was passed by the British Parliament in 1714, the first year of the reign of George I, and came into effect in August 1715. Thi…

Selection from The Temple

Read by David Barnes

George Herbert

George Herbert (April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633) was a Welsh poet, orator and a priest. Throughout his life he wrote religious poems character…

Indian Frontier Policy, an Historical Sketch

Read by David Barnes

General Sir John Miller Adye

"The subject of our policy on the North-West frontier of India is one of great importance, as affecting the general welfare of our East…

Sherman’s Recollections of California, 1846-1848, 1855-1857, from his Memoirs

Read by David Wales

William Tecumseh Sherman

This librivox recording comprises three chapters from American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman’s Memoirs. The chapters deal with…

British EU Policy After The Election

In St Antony's College Podcasts

Read by David Hannay


St Antony's College is the most international of the six graduate colleges of the University of Oxford, specialising in international relati…

British EU Policy After The Election

In European Studies Centre

Read by David Hannay, Stephen Wall, Chris Patten and Jane Caplan


University of Oxford Podcasts

Nephelidia - Read by DRB

In Nephelidia

Read by David Barnes

Algernon Charles Swinburne

LibriVox volunteers bring you 10 readings of Nephelidia by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Note: "Nephelidia" means "Cloudlets&qu…

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In Lines Written in Early Spring

Read by David Barnes

William Wordsworth

LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 different recordings of Lines Written in Early Spring by William Wordsworth. This was the weekly poetry pro…

The Pardoner's Tale

In The Canterbury Tales

Read by David Barnes

Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the…

Natural Selection; or the Survival of the Fittest – Part 1

In The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection

Read by David Barnes

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species (publ. 1859) is a pivotal work in scientific literature and arguably the pivotal work in evolutionary…

Ch 04: The Lady of the Fountain (Continued)

In The Age of Chivalry

Read by David Barnes

Thomas Bulfinch

Thomas Bulfinch explains the his work is "an attempt to tell the stories of mythology in such a manner as to make them a source of amus…


In How to Cook Fish

Read by David Barnes

Myrtle Reed

Olive Green is the pseudonym for the prolific late 19th Century/early 20th Century author, Myrtle Reed. She wrote over thirty-three books an…

Book 1 - Chapters 1-10

In The Imitation of Christ

Read by David Barnes

Thomas À Kempis and Thomas à Kempis

The Imitation of Christ is widely considered one of the greatest manuals of devotion in Christianity. The life of Christ is presented as the…

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