Allen French

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Allen French (28 November 1870 – 1946) was a historian and children's book author who did major research on the battles of Lexington and Concord, during the American Revolutionary War. He was a founding member and president of the Thoreau Society.[1]

Born in Boston, French attended Harvard University for his undergraduate education. Several of his children's books were illustrated by painter Andrew Wyeth.



  • Allen French, The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924.[2]
  • Allen French, The Red Keep: A story of Burgundy in year 1165, Warsaw, N.D.:Ignatius Press, 1997[3]
  • Allen French, The Lost Baron[4]
  • Allen French, Sir Marrok
  • Allen French, Heroes of Iceland
  • Allen French, The Story of Grettir the Strong
  • Allen French, The Colonials
  • Allen French, The Barrier[5]


  • Allen French, The Siege of Boston, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911.[6]
  • Allen French, First Year of the American Revolution
  • Allen French, General Gage's Informers
  • Allen French, Historic Concord and the Lexington Fight.
  • Allen French, Charles I and the Puritan Upheaval: A Study of the Causes of the Great Migration, Houghton Mifflin, 1955.[7]


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