The 1660s were a time of turmoil in England. Cromwell had been defeated; Charles II, who was sympathetic to the Catholics, was restored to the throne; the Dutch declared war on England; the Plague raged; and the Great Fire of London destroyed half the city of London! Our hero, Cyril – upon the death of his father, Sir Aubrey Shenstone – inherits nothing except his father’s … [Read more...] about When London Burned
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This month marks the 449th anniversary of the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre in Paris, France. On the sorrowful night of August 24, 1572, more than 2000 French Huguenots – men, women, and children – were slaughtered for their faith. In this narrative woven around the events of this time, Mr. Henty vividly depicts Admiral Coligny’s unflinching bravery, Queen Elizabeth’s … [Read more...] about The St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre
History is not boring! It is the story of real people who did real things. Teaching history must go beyond hard facts and dates to the real people who made it – people like George Washington, who crossed the ice-packed Delaware River to attack the British at Trenton; or like the bold Americans who bravely fought against the Barbary pirates; or like the sturdy pioneers who … [Read more...] about Uncover Exciting History!
It’s the time of the English Civil War in 1642. Harry Furness is a Cavalier fighting for the King; but his friend, Herbert Rippinghall, sides with the Roundheads in opposition! Oliver Cromwell leads the rebels who are aligned against the King and his admittedly tyrannical rule, but he ends up imposing his own. Most of this tale follows Harry Furness and the campaigns which … [Read more...] about Friends Though Divided