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Royal Children of English History

Royal Children of English History by Edith Nesbit
By: (1858-1924)

From the first chapter: “History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live people, who were good and bad, and glad and sorry, just as people are now-a-days.”

E. Nesbit writes about some of the people behind the names, dates and battles of English History in this lovely book for older children. The original book contains some beautiful illustrations and you can see those by clicking the ‘Gutenberg’ link below.

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[Illustration: Royal Children of English History]



Royal Children of English History,

by E. Nesbit

Illustrated by Frances Brundage and M. Bowley.

RAPHAEL TUCK & SONS, LTD. London, Paris, New York

Publishers to the QUEEN.

No. 2091.

Black & White Drawings & Letterpress printed in England


Page Alfred the Great 5 Prince Arthur 12 Henry the Third 20 The First Prince of Wales 27 Edward the Black Prince 35 Henry the Fifth and the Baby King 42



Alfred the Great.]

WHEN I was very, very little, I hated history more than all my other lessons put together, because I had to learn it out of a horrid little book, called somebody's "Outlines of English History"; and it seemed to be all the names of the kings and the dates of battles, and, believing it to be nothing else, I hated it accordingly... Continue reading book >>

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