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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