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 up 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."
- "Revealed: David Cameron's favourite childhood book is Our Island Story". Telegraph.co.uk. 29 October 2010.
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
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