Allen French

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Allen French (28 November 1870 –6 October 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.



  • The Story of Rolf and the Viking Bow, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1924.[2]
  • The Red Keep: A story of Burgundy in year 1165, Warsaw, N.D.:Ignatius Press, 1997[3]
  • The Lost Baron[4]
  • Sir Marrok
  • Heroes of Iceland
  • The Story of Grettir the Strong
  • The Colonials
  • The Barrier[5]
  • At Plattsburg, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1917.[6]
  • Pelham and His Friend Tim


  • The Siege of Boston, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1911.[7]
  • First Year of the American Revolution
  • General Gage's Informers
  • Historic Concord and the Lexington Fight.
  • Charles I and the Puritan Upheaval: A Study of the Causes of the Great Migration, Houghton Mifflin, 1955.[8]


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