Our Island Story
|Author||H. E. Marshall|
|Illustrator||A. S. Forrest|
|Cover artist||A. S. Forrest|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
|Followed by||Scotland's Story|
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.
- "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.
- Hough, Andrew (29 October 2010). "Revealed: David Cameron's favourite childhood book is Our Island Story". Telegraph.co.uk.
- "Our Island Story: Not as Conservative as David Cameron imagines", The Guardian, 7 February 2014. Accessed 11 March 2016
Media related to An island story; a child's history of England (1906) at Wikimedia Commons
- Full text e-book of An Island Story (1920 U.S. edition) (note that the 1953 edition continued to the First World War).
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
- Our Island Story public domain audiobook at LibriVox
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