Navy cloth binding with gilt title and England heraldic emblem on the front board.
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I was brought up to read this book: but then my childhood was focused by my parents to the era post the Great War – Martin Frost
Our Island Story: A Child’s History of England, published abroad as An Island Story: A Child’s History of England, is a book by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall, first published in 1905 in London by T. C. & E. C. Jack.
It covers the history of England from the time of the Roman occupation until Queen Victoria’s death, using a mixture of traditional history and mythology to explain the story of British history in a way accessible to younger readers.
Prime Minister David Cameron chose Our Island Story when asked to select his favourite childhood book in October 2010:
When I was younger, I particularly enjoyed Our Island Story by Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall […] It is written in a way that really captured my imagination and which nurtured my interest in the history of our great nation.
The book depicts the union of England and Scotland as a desirable and inevitable event, and praises rebels and the collective will of the common people in opposing tyrants, including kings like John and Charles I.
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