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Royal Children of English History E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924) From the first chapter: "History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live p Royal Children of English History E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924) From the first chapter: "History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live people, who were good and bad, and glad and sorry, just as people are now-a-days." E. Nesbit writes about some of the people behind the names, dates and battles of English History in this lovely book for older children. The original book contains some beautiful illustrations and you can see those by clicking the 'Gutenberg' link below. Summary by Cori Samuel. Genre(s): General, History Language: English


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Royal Children of English History E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924) From the first chapter: "History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live p Royal Children of English History E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924) From the first chapter: "History is a story, a story of things that happened to real live people in our England years ago; and the things that are happening here and now, and that are put in the newspapers, will be history for little children one of these days. And the people you read about in history were real live people, who were good and bad, and glad and sorry, just as people are now-a-days." E. Nesbit writes about some of the people behind the names, dates and battles of English History in this lovely book for older children. The original book contains some beautiful illustrations and you can see those by clicking the 'Gutenberg' link below. Summary by Cori Samuel. Genre(s): General, History Language: English

30 review for Royal Children of English History (Librivox Audiobook)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mathona Moore

    It is a brief book of succinct stories. It may suit a child that needs a little encouragement, in learning history and who may not enjoy reading itself. I have watched many English documentaries and read history books at school, yet some of the details, in this book, were news to me so no learning is a waste. If I was dealing with a child that wasn't interested in history or reading, I would encourage them to act out some scenes and discuss the stories themselves, to engage the child more. It is a brief book of succinct stories. It may suit a child that needs a little encouragement, in learning history and who may not enjoy reading itself. I have watched many English documentaries and read history books at school, yet some of the details, in this book, were news to me so no learning is a waste. If I was dealing with a child that wasn't interested in history or reading, I would encourage them to act out some scenes and discuss the stories themselves, to engage the child more.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Short children's chapter book read solely on the basis of it being written by E. Nesbit. Oh, and I do love English history, especially the personal side of history rather than the military/political side. This is a hodgepodge of stories about several English princes throughout history. Nothing detailed. Just little vignettes. Short children's chapter book read solely on the basis of it being written by E. Nesbit. Oh, and I do love English history, especially the personal side of history rather than the military/political side. This is a hodgepodge of stories about several English princes throughout history. Nothing detailed. Just little vignettes.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Candy

    Quick read but nothing intriguing.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    Written by children's author extraordinaire Edith Nesbit in the heydey of Victoria's reign, this short volume features notable English kings, beginning with Alfred and ending with Henry V, with a nice sprinkling of history, folk tales, mentions of Shakespeare, and gentle didactic intended to stiffen the young British spine. Worth reading for the stories themselves, which are interestingly told, and for the style of the times. Written by children's author extraordinaire Edith Nesbit in the heydey of Victoria's reign, this short volume features notable English kings, beginning with Alfred and ending with Henry V, with a nice sprinkling of history, folk tales, mentions of Shakespeare, and gentle didactic intended to stiffen the young British spine. Worth reading for the stories themselves, which are interestingly told, and for the style of the times.

  5. 4 out of 5

    heidi

    Not too bad, but I didn't enjoy the nationalist elements in the stories. It's good that the stories of the old British kings were told simply (distilled for children's understanding, no doubt) but I wish the obvious brain-washing could be removed. Not too bad, but I didn't enjoy the nationalist elements in the stories. It's good that the stories of the old British kings were told simply (distilled for children's understanding, no doubt) but I wish the obvious brain-washing could be removed.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    Argh! Why didn't I read this book before/during the week when I was in England with my 11 yr old nephew and 7 yr old niece? Sweet history of England without sugarcoating the dastardly past, chock-full of relatable stories. Argh! Why didn't I read this book before/during the week when I was in England with my 11 yr old nephew and 7 yr old niece? Sweet history of England without sugarcoating the dastardly past, chock-full of relatable stories.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Annie

    Got this one on librivox, really enjoying this one :) The reader's British accent def helps! Got this one on librivox, really enjoying this one :) The reader's British accent def helps!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ryan

    Meant for kids, but still interesting.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jeanne Jenike

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

  11. 5 out of 5

    Graciesmoxie

  12. 5 out of 5

    Janelle

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ruth Casey May

  14. 4 out of 5

    Lynn

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christine Baglow

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mariah

  17. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth Sacksteder

  18. 4 out of 5

    Flower Ali

  19. 5 out of 5

    Penny Johnston

  20. 5 out of 5

    Deidre

  21. 4 out of 5

    Captain Jack

  22. 5 out of 5

    Marie

  23. 5 out of 5

    dj hargin

  24. 5 out of 5

    Cindy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Susan Hatcher

  26. 4 out of 5

    Marshall Olson

  27. 4 out of 5

    Joti

  28. 4 out of 5

    Julia Marie

  29. 4 out of 5

    Jeri

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kim

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