H. E. Marshall's Our Island Story provides the audience with a detailed and accessible history of England that is smart enough for adults and enjoyable enough for children. The short chapters are endlessly engaging, making history a fun and exciting bedtime story. Volume 3 is the last of the series and it covers the time period between James I and Queen Victoria.
Daniel Philpott and Anna Bentinck split the narration of this volume. Both of them have charming English accents that make the material even more compelling than it already is. The listener will be educated and entertained.
Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall is an Edwardian history book for younger listeners (age six to 12) that tells the story of England, concluding with the reign of Queen Victoria. Antonia Fraser and many other current historians declare that it was this book that opened the delights of history for them. It fell from fashion in the 1960s, but its recent re-release in hardback has seen it become a publishing surprise in the UK, with sales of some 75,000 copies in a few months. Now, Naxos AudioBooks releases it unabridged in three volumes, divided into three clear periods of history. Though slightly edited to take account of historical changes and attitudes, it is presented unabridged.
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