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Saint George and the Dragon

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Wulf the Saxon by G. A. Henty

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Summary: Wulf the Saxon is a classic George Henty tale of nobility, loyalty and courage set in 11th century Britain. It relates the adventures of Wulf, a young, but extremely capable Saxon Thane. Wulf with his friends and servitors devote their lives to the service of Harold Godwinson, both before and after he becomes king of England. They are directly involved in capturing castles, rescuing shipwreck survivors, foiling assassination attempts and entering the terrible battles at Stamford Bridge and Senlac field by Hastings. The background of the novel is set in the stormy period prior to the Norman conquest of Britain and the story centers around real people and events, even offering a historically correct and lucid insight to the intrigues surrounding the religious and political alliances which led to the events of 1066; an absolute turning point in England’s history. (courtesy of Librivox)

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Preface

A Quarrel

Country Life

At Court

A Storm

Rouen

Release of The Earl

The Oath

Trouble With Wales

In the Welsh Valleys

Porthwyn

The Secret Passage

Edith

Harold The King

Wulf’s Suspicions

A Meeting by The River

A Voyage North

An Attempt at Assassination

The Northern Invasion

Stamford Bridge

The Landing of The Foe

Hastings

The Lord of Bramber

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True Stories of Wonderful Deeds by anonymous

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Summary:?These one page Stories of (mostly) Wonderful Deeds were written for Little Folk to teach them about famous incidents in their history. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Nelson and Hardy, Bruce and the Spider, David Livingston, Canute, Sir Philip Sydney, and Elizabeth and Raleigh are just some of the well known people and incidents covered in short stories. (Summary by Phil Chenevert for Librivox)

01 – The Royal Oak

02 – Bonnie Prince Charlie

03 – Nelson and Hardy

04 – Watt and the Kettle

05 – Queen Victoria and her Soldiers

06 – The Relief of Lucknow

07 – Grace Darling

08 – David Livingstone

09 – The Battle of Waterloo

10 – The Charge of the Light Brigade

11 – The Coronation of King Edward VII

12 – War

13 – A Boy’s Heroic Deeds

13 – A Boy’s Heroic Deeds

15 – A Brave Queen, Boadacea

16 – King Alfred and the Cakes

17 – Not Angles, but Angels

18 – Hereward the Wake

19 – Canute

20 – The Brave Men of Calais

21 – Wat Tyler

22 – Bruce and the Spider

23 – Richard and Blondel

24 – The White Ship

25 – Joan of Arc

26 – Afloat With A Tiger

27 – Queen Margaret and the Robbers

28 – William Caxton

29 – Sir Philip Sidney

30 – The “Revenge”

31 – The Pilgrim Fathers

32 – Guy Fawkes

33 – Cromwell and his Ironsides

34 – The Spanish Armada

35 – The Defence of Lathom House

36 – The Outlawed Archers

37 – Elizabeth and Raleigh

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Historic Boyhoods by Rupert S. Holland

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Most boys grow up to be honest, maybe even good, men, but do not stand out from the crowd. Occasionally, along comes a boy who is destined, either by character or circumstance, to make his mark on the world. In this work are included 21 biographical sketches of boys who became famous in the arts, affairs of state or exploration and discovery. Historical fact is blended with surmise and imagination to bring these boyhoods alive. – Summary by Lynne Thompson for Librivox

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Christopher Columbus The Boy of Genoa: 1446(?)-1506

Michael Angelo The Boy of the Medici Gardens: 1475-1564

Walter Raleigh The Boy of Devon: 1552-1618

Peter the Great The Boy of the Kremlin: 1672-1725

Frederick the Great The Boy of Potsdam: 1712-1788

George Washington The Boy of the Old Dominion: 1732-1799

Daniel Boone The Boy of the Frontier: 1735-1820

John Paul Jones The Boy of the Atlantic: 1747-1792

Mozart The Boy of Salzburg: 1756-1791

Lafayette The Boy of Versailles: 1757-1834

Horatio Nelson The Boy of the Channel Fleet: 1758-1805

Robert Fulton The Boy of the Conestoga: 1765-1815

Andrew Jackson The Boy of the Carolinas: 1767-1845

Napoleon Bonaparte The Boy of Brienne: 1769-1821

Walter Scott The Boy of the Canongate: 1771-1832

James Fenimore Cooper The Boy of Otsego Hall: 1789-1851

John Ericsson The Boy of the G?ta Canal: 1803-1889

Garibaldi The Boy of the Mediterranean: 1807-1882

Abraham Lincoln The Boy of the American Wilderness: 1809-1865

Charles Dickens The Boy of the London Streets: 1812-1870

Otto von Bismarck The Boy of G?ttingen: 1815-1898

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Historic Girlhoods Volume I by Rupert S. Holland

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Biographical sketches of ten girls who became famous before becoming women – some not even making it to womanhood. From Joan of Arc to Catherine d’Medici; from Catherine the Great to Pocahontas. These inspirational stories will be of interest to young people and show what determination and luck can achieve. – Summary by Lynne Thompson for Librivox

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St. Catherine The Girl of Siena: 1347-1380

Joan of Arc The Girl of Domremy: 1412-1431

Vittoria Colonna The Girl of Ischia: 1490-1547

Catherine de’ Medici The Girl of Medi?val Italy: 1519-1589

Lady Jane Grey The Girl of Tudor England: 1537-1554

Mary Queen of Scots The Girl of the French Court: 1542-1587

Pocahontas The Girl of the Virginia Woods: 1595-1617

Priscilla Alden The Girl of Plymouth: About 1604?after 1680

Catherine the Great The Girl of Stettin: 1729-1796

Fanny Burney The Girl of London: 1752-1840

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King Arthur’s Knights: The Tales Retold for Boys and Girls by Henry Gilbert

Voyage of King Arthur and Morgan Le Fay to the Isle of Avalon by Frank William Warwick, public domain

Summary: ?This book is an attempt to tell some of the stories of King Arthur and his Knights in a way which will be interesting to every boy and girl who loves adventures. (Introduction by Henry Gilbert)

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Total running time: 10 hours, 9 minutes

Galahad's sword by Arthur Rackham, public domain

Preface

1: Preface and How Arthur Was Made King and Won His Kingdom

2: Sir Balin and the Stroke Dolorous

3: How Lancelot was Made a Knight, The Four Witch Queens, and the Adventures at the Chapel Perilous

4: The Knight of the Kitchen

5: How Sir Tristram Kept His Word

6: The Deeds of Sir Geraint

7: How Sir Percevel Was Taught Chivalry, and Ended the Evil Wrought by Sir Balin’s Dolorous Stroke

8: How Sir Owen won the Earldom of the Fountain

The Death of King Arthur by John Garrick, public domain

9: Of Sir Lancelot and the Fair Maid of Astolat

10: How the Three Good Knights Achieved the Holy Graal

11: Of the Plots of Sir Mordred; and How Sir Lancelot Saved the Queen

12: Of Sir Gawaine’s Hatred, and the War with Sir Lancelot

13: Of the Rebellion of Mordred and the Death of King Arthur

 

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Utopia by Sir Thomas More

Utopia, colored, Titelholzschnitt from Thomas Moore's Utopia, public domain

Summary: This book is all about the fictional country called Utopia. It is a country with an ‘ideal’ form of communism, in which everything really does belong to everybody, everyone does the work they want to, and everyone is alright with that. This country uses gold for chamber pots and prison chains, pearls and diamonds for children’s playthings, and requires that a man and a woman see each other exactly as they are, naked, before getting married. This book gave the word ‘utopia’ the meaning of a perfect society, while the Greek word actually means ‘no place’. Enjoy listening to this story about a country that really is too good to be true. (Summary by Jenilee for Librivox)

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Total running time:  3 hours, 54 minutes

Utopia, map by Abraham Ortellius, possibly published in 1595, public domain

# 00 – Introduction

# 01 – Discourses of Raphael Hythloday, Part 1

# 02 – Discourses of Raphael Hythloday, Part 2

# 03 – Discourses of Raphael Hythloday, Part 3

# 04 – Of Their Towns, Particularly of Amaurot

# 05 – Of Their Magistrates

# 06 – Of Their Trades, and Manner of Life

# 07 – Of Their Traffic

# 08 – Of the Travelling of the Utopians

# 09 – Of Their Slaves and of Their Marriages

# 10 – Of Their Military Discipline

# 11 – Of the Religions of the Utopians

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In Freedom’s Cause by G. A. Henty

Another stirring tale from the master of historical fiction set in the time of Robert Bruce and William Wallace and their struggle for Scotland’s independence. (Summary by Annise)

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Total running time: 10 hours, 16 minutes

Preface

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

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Viking Tales by Jennie Hall

Summary: Viking tales are tales from Iceland, featuring the king Halfdan and his son Harald. (Summary by Nadine)

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Total running time:? 3 hours, 30 minutes

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00 – What the Sagas Were

01 – Part I, The Baby

02 – Part I, The Tooth Thrall

03 – Part I, Olaf’s farm

04 – Part I, Olaf’s fight with Havard

05 – Part I, Foes’-Fear

06 – Part I, Harald is King

07 – Part I, Harald’s Battle

08 – Part I, Gyda’s Saucy Message

09 – Part I, The Sea Fight

10 – Part I, King Harald’s Wedding

11 – Part I, King Harald Goes West-Over-Seas

12 – Part II, Homes in Iceland

13 – Part II, Eric the Red

14 – Part II, Leif and His New Land

15 – Part II, Wineland the Good

16 – Descriptive Notes

17 – Suggestions to Teachers

18 – A Reading List

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, unknown author, translated by W. A. Neilson

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Published in 1903, Gawayne and the Green Knight is a modern-language retelling of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, a 14th-century verse romance following a young knight of the Round Table. During Christmas celebrations, a mysterious, entirely green knight presents a challenge to King Arthur’s court: that any may strike the stranger a single blow with his green axe, provided he assent to receiving the same a year later. Gawayne accepts the challenge, and its unexpected outcome leads to a great test of his courage and knighthood. A significant addition to this version is the Lady Elfinhart, whose back-story and romance with Gawayne are tightly interwoven with the plot. (Summary by Jerome Lawsen for Librivox)

01 – Canto I – The Green Knight

02 – Canto II – Elfinhart

03 – Canto III – Gawayne

04 – Canto IV – Conclusion

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You are There: World History

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1200 BC – Fall of Troy

480 BC – Thermopolae

399 BC – Death of Socrates

September 30, 331 BC? Rise of Alexander the Great: Peace Offer

October 1, 331 BC – Rise of Alexander the Great: Battle for Asia

September, 326 BC – Rise of Alexander the Great: Mutiny in India

Pompeii with Vesuvius in the background, image published by S?ren Bleikertz under the GNU Free Documentation License, version 1.2 or later

August 26, 79 BC – The Last Day of Pompeii

December 5, 63 BC – The Conspiracy of Catiline

44 BC – The Assassination of Julius Caesar

December 25, 800 – Charlemagne

October 14, 1066 – The Battle of Hastings

June 15, 1215 – The Signing of the Magna Charta

Joan of Arc  by Sir John Everett Millais, public domain image

May 30, 1431 – Joan of Arc Burned at the Stake

April 7, 1498 – The Ordeal of Savonarola

June 15, 1520 – The Death of Montezuma

October 3, 1574 – The Siege of Leiden, Holland

February 8, 1587 – Execution of Mary Queen of Scots

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August 8, 1588 – Drake Defeats Spanish Armada

January, 1649 – The Trial and Sentencing of Charles I

September 5, 1670 – Trial of William Penn

May 23, 1701 – The Hanging of Captain Kidd

June 22, 1757 – The Battle of Plassey

July 14, 1789 – The Storming of the Bastille

Marie Antoinette Being Taken to her Execution, painting by William Hamilton, public domain image

October 16, 1793 – The Trial of Marie Antoinette

May 6, 1802 – Toussaint Louverture Liberates Haiti

March 7, 1815 – Napoleon Returns from Elba

July 31, 1815 – Napoleon Recaptured and Exiled

October 25, 1854 – The Charge of the Light Brigade

June 19, 1867 – The Execution of Maximillian

September 8, 1899 – The Dreyfus Case

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At Agincourt- A Tale of the White Hoods of Paris by G. A. Henty

Henty At Agincourt

Summary: The story begins in a grim feudal castle in Normandie. The times were troublous, and soon the king compelled Lady Margaret de Villeroy, with her children, to go to Paris as hostages. Guy Aylmer went with her.

Paris was turbulent. Soon the guild of the butchers, adopting white hoods as their uniform, seized the city, and besieged the house where our hero and his charges lived. After desperate fighting, the white hoods were beaten and our hero and his charges escaped from the city, and from France. (Summary from the original back cover)

The Battle of Agincourt from Enguerrand de Monstrelet, Chronique de France, public domain image


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Total running time:? 10 hours, 14 minutes

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The Morning of the Battle of Agincourt by John Gilbert, public domain image

00 – Introduction

01 – A Feudal Castle

02 – Troubles in France

03 – A Siege

04 – A Fatal Accident

05 – Hostages

King Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt by John Gilbert, public domain image

06 – In Paris

07 – In the Streets of Paris

08 – A Riot

09 – A Stout Defense

10 – After the Fray

Battle of Agincourt, public domain image

11 – Danger Threatened

12 – In Hiding

13 – The Masters of Paris

14 – Planning Massacre

15 – A Rescue

16 – The Escape

The Thanksgiving Service on the field of Agincourt by Edmund Blair Leighton, from Cassell's History of England, volume 1, public domain image

17 – A Long Pause

18 – Katarina

19 – Agincourt

20 – Penshurst

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Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott

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Summary:  This book follows the fortunes of the son of a noble Saxon family in Norman England as he woos his lady, disobeys his father, and is loved by another. Set in late 12C England and in Palestine with Richard Cœur-de-Lion at the Crusades, it’s another ripping historical yarn by Scott (summary by annise for Librivox)

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Total running time: 19 hours and 25 minutes

Ivanhoe Le Noir Faineant in the Hermit's Cell, by J. Cooper, Sr.,  public domain image

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11

Chapter 12

Chapter 13

Chapter 14

Chapter 15

Chapter 16

Chapter 17

Chapter 18

Chapter 19

Chapter 20

Ivanhoe classic comics cover, public domain image

Chapter 21

Chapter 22

Chapter 23

Chapter 24

Chapter 25

Chapter 26

Chapter 27

Chapter 28

Chapter 29

Chapter 30

Chapter 31

Chapter 32

Chapter 33

Chapter 34

Chapter 35

Chapter 36

Chapter 37

Chapter 38

Chapter 39

Chapter 40

Chapter 41

Chapter 42

Chapter 43

Chapter 44

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The Legends of Charlemagne by Thomas Bulfinch

Charlemagne empereur d'Occident by Louis-Felix Amiel, public domain

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Total running time:  9 hours, 11 minutes

Charlemagne et Alcuin, by Victor Schnetz, public domain

# 00 – Introduction

# 01 – The Peers, or Paladins

# 02 – The Tournament

# 03 – The Siege of Albracca pt 1

# 04 – The Siege of Albracca pt 2

# 05 – Adventures of Rinaldo and Orlando

# 06 – The Invasion of France pt 1

# 07 – The Invasion of France pt 2

# 08 – Bradamante and Rogero

Charlemagne Ary Scheffer, Charlemagne reçoit la soumission de Widukind à Paderborn, public domain

# 09 – Astolpho and the Enchantress

# 10 – The Orc, Section 10

# 11 – Astolpho’s Adventures continued, and Isabella’s begun

# 12 – Medoro

# 13 – Orlando Mad

# 14 – Zerbino and Isabella

# 15 – Astolpho in Abyssinia

# 16 – The War in Africa pt 1

Charlemagne The Coronation of Charlemagne by Rafael, public domain

# 17 – The War in Africa pt 2

# 18 – Rogero and Bradamante pt 1

# 19 – Rogero and Bradamante pt 2

# 20 – The Battle of Roncesvalles

# 21 – The Battle of Roncesvalles

Charlemagne and Pope Adrian I, public domain

# 22 – Rinaldo and Bayard

# 23 – Death of Rinaldo

# 24 – Huon of Bordeaux pt 1

# 25 – Huon of Bordeaux pt 2

# 26 – Huon of Bordeaux pt 3

# 27 – Ogier the Dane pt 1

# 28 – Ogier the Dane pt 2

# 29 – Ogier the Dane pt 3

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The Life of Alfred the Great, written by Asser, Bishop of Sherbourne, translated by J. A. Giles

Alfred found much pleasure in reading, source H. E. Marshall's Our Island Story, public domain image

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A life of King Alfred of England originally composed in Latin, possibly sometime around 888 A.D. by the Monk and Bishop Asser, although some scholars contend that the work was actually composed much later by an unknown hand. (Summary by Douglas B. Killings for Librivox)

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Running time: 2 hours, 18 minutes

Prince Alfred on his first Boar Hunt, from Eva March Tappan's In the Days of Alfred the Great, public domain

01  Introduction 00:02:45

02 Part I, section 1  00:20:00

03  Part I, Section 2  00:22:56

04  Part I, Section 3  00:25:09

Alfred The Great Watching The Cakes, Engraving, 1854, author unknown, public domain image

05 Part II, Section 1  00:22:15

06  Part II, Section 2 00:21:15

07 Part II, Section 3  00:22:51

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The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter

Edinpain, painting of Edinburgh Castle, Scotland by Alexander Nasmyth, public domain image

Summary: An adventure novel about William Wallace, one of the most popular books ever written by Jane Porter. The French version was even banned by Napoleon, and the book has remained very popular with Scottish children, but is equally enjoyable for adults. (Summary by Wikipedia, revised by Kikisaulite for Librivox)

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Total running time:  29 hours, 52 minutes

Loch Long by Robert Scot Duncanson, public domain image

Chapter 1  Scotland

Chapter 2  Lanark

Chapter 3  Ellerslie

Chapter 4  Corie Lynn

Chapter 5  Lanark Castle

Chapter 6  Cartlane Craigs

Chapter 7  Bothwell Castle

Chapter 8  Bothwell Chapel

Chapter 9  Bothwell Dungeon

Chapter 10  St. Filian’s

Scotch Highlands by Robert Scott Duncanson, public domain image

Chapter 11  The Chapter House

Chapter 12  Drumshargard

Chapter 13  Banks of the Clyde

Chapter 14  The Pentland Hills

Chapter 15  The Hut

Chapter 16  The Glen of Stones

Chapter 17  The Hermit’s Cell

Chapter 18  Cartlane Craigs, and Glenfinlass

Chapter 19  Craignacoheilg

Chapter 20  The Cliffs of Loch Lubnaig

Chapter 21  Loch Lomond

Chapter 22  Dumbarton Rock

Chapter 23  The Fortress

Chapter 24  The Great Tower

Scottish Landscape by Robert Scott Duncanson, public domain image

Chapter 25  The Citadel

Chapter 26  Renfrewshire

Chapter 27  The Fifth of Clyde

Chapter 28  Isle of Bute

Chapter 29  The Barns of Ayr

Chapter 30  The Barns of Ayr

Chapter 31  Berwick and the Tweed

Chapter 32  Stirling

Chapter 33  Cambus-Kenneth

Chapter 34  Stirling Castle

Chapter 35  Stirling Citadel

Chapter 36  The Carse of Stirling

Chapter 37  Snawdoun Palace

Chapter 38  The Bower, or Ladies’ Apartments

Chapter 39  Stirling Castle and Council Hall

Chapter 40  The Governor’s Apartments

Edinburgh Castle from the Foot of the Vennel, 1845, by Horatio McCulloch, public domain image

Chapter 41  The State Prison

Chapter 42  Chapel in Snawdoun

Chapter 43  The Carse of Stirling

Chapter 44  The Cheviots

Chapter 45  Lochmaben Castle

Chapter 46  Lammington

Chapter 47  Lammington

Chapter 48  Loch Awe

Chapter 49  Stanmore

Chapter 50  Stirling

Chapter 51  Stirling and Snawdoun

Chapter 52  Banks of the Forth

Chapter 53  Falkirk

Chapter 54  Carron Banks

Chapter 55  Church of Falkirk

Chapter 56  The Monastery

Chapter 57  Durham

Chapter 58  The Bishops’ Palace

Chapter 59  The Round Tower

Chapter 60  Gallic Seas

Chapter 61  Normandy

Chapter 62  The Widow’s Cell

Chapter 63  Chateau Galliard

Chapter 64  Forest of Vincennes

Chapter 65  Paris

Chapter 66  The Louvre

Chapter 67  Scotland

Chapter 68  Roslyn

Chapter 69  Roslyn Castle

Chapter 70  Berwick

Chapter 71  The Camp

Chapter 72  Stirling Castle

Chapter 73  Ballochgeich

Chapter 74  Arthur’s Seat

Chapter 75  Dalkeith

Chapter 76  Hawthorndean

The Trial of William Wallace at Westminster by Daniel Maclise, public domain

Chapter 77  Wallace’s Tent

Chapter 78  Banks of the Eske

Chapter 79  Lumloch

Chapter 80  Huntingtower

Chapter 81  The Thames

Chapter 82  The Tower of London

Chapter 83  The State Dungeon

Chapter 84  Tower Hill

Chapter 85  The Warden’s Apartments

Chapter 86  Highgate

Chapter 87  Scotland–Dumfries

Stirling Castle, photo by Finlay McWalter, published by the author under GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2 or later

Chapter 88  Stirling

Chapter 89  Bannockburn

Chapter 90  Appendix

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Three Swords radio drama

Boys King Arthur by N. C. Wyeth, public domain image

General Mills Radio Adventure Theater: Three Swords

This old time radio drama tells the story of King Arthur when he pulls the sword from the stone.

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St. George for England by G. A. Henty

Battle of Poitiers, the King is taken prisoner by the Black Prince who recognizes him by his helmet, Chronicles of Jean Froissart, public domain image

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Summary: This book tells of a child of noble birth whose parents have fallen foul of the current royalty. He is placed in hiding and grows up with a bowyer and then he is apprenticed to an armourer just outside the gates of the City of London.
He becomes accomplished in arms and joins the campaign in France where we see the battles of Crecy and Poitiers through his eyes.
A tale of heroism and 14th century viciousness.
Great fun.(summary by jimmowatt for Librivox)

Battle of Poitiers, author Jean Froissart, public domain

# 00 – Preface – 00:02:36

# 01 – A Wayfarer – 00:25:39

# 02 – The Hut in the Marshes – 00:26:38

# 03 – A Thwarted Plot – 00:25:58

# 04 – A Knight’s Chain – 00:26:04

# 05 – The City Games – 00:25:18

map of the Battle of Poitiers, public domain image

# 06 – The Melee – 00:25:17

# 07 – The Young Esquire – 00:27:57

# 08 – Off to the Wars – 00:26:05

# 09 – The Siege of Hennebon – 00:28:16

Jean II le Bon at the Battle of Poitiers, 19 September 1356, anonymous artist, public domain image

# 10 – A Place of Refuge – 00:25:34

# 11 – A Stormy Interview – 00:25:23

# 12 – Jacob Van Artevelde – 00:23:36

# 13 – The White Ford – 00:24:31

# 14 – Cressy – 00:29:01

# 15 – The Siege of a Fortalice – 00:21:43

# 16 – A Prisoner – 00:29:39

Battle of Poitiers, illustration by Boccace, de casibus, public domain image

# 17 – The Capture of Calais – 00:29:52

# 18 – The Black Death – 00:21:23

# 19 – By Land and Sea – 00:21:32

# 20 – Poitiers – 00:23:09

# 21 – The Jacquerie – 00:28:03

# 22 – Victory and Death – 00:33:13

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The Arabian Nights Entertainments by Andrew Lang

Open Sesame by Laurence Housman, public domain image, source www.archive.org

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Running time: 10 hours, 30 minutes

Note to parent: I have not read this version of The Arabian Nights yet, however it has been reviewed on Amazon, where multiple parental reviewers note that this version is not completely sanitized (dead body counts and some violence remain) but much of the book has been heavily abridged to make it appropriate for children, with inappropriate content removed. This is a book of middle-eastern myths, and there are references to Allah in some of the stories.

Arabian Nights, by Abul Hasan Ghaffari public domain image

00 – Preface – 00:05:38

01 – The Arabian Nights – 00:07:06

02 – The Story of the Merchant and the Genius – 00:07:50

03 – The Story of the First Old Man and of the Hind – 00:06:09

04 – The Story of the Second Old Man and of the Two Black Dogs – 00:06:01

05 – The Story of the Fisherman – 00:06:11

06 – The Story of the Greek King and the Physician Douban – 00:04:53

07 – The Story of the Husband and the Parrot – 00:03:33

Arabian Nights, Tale of 1001 Nights by Gustave Boulanger, 1824-1888, public domain image

08 – The Story of the Vizir Who Was Punished – 00:16:57

09 – The Story of the Young King of the Black Isles – 00:06:04

10 – The Story of the Three Calendars, Sons of Kings and of Five Ladies of Bagdad – 00:19:49

11 – The Story of the First Calendar, Son of a King – 00:11:17

12 – The Story of the Second Calendar, Son of a King – 00:14:55

13 – The Story of the Envious Man and of Him Who Was Envied – 00:25:30

14 – The Story of the Third Calendar, Son of a King – 00:27:56

Arabian Nights, Roc destroying Sinbad's ship from The Book of Knowledge, Grolier Society, 1911, public domain image

15 – The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor – 00:06:59

16 – First Voyage – 00:11:29

17 – Second Voyage – 00:13:02

18 – Third Voyage – 00:14:37

19 – Fourth Voyage – 00:13:47

20 – Fifth Voyage – 00:10:48

Arabian Nights, episode from the 5th voyage of Sinbad the Sailor, illustration from Les Mille et une nuits, par Galland, Paris 1865, public domain image

21 – Sixth Voyage – 00:08:40

22 – Seventh and Last Voyage – 00:10:52

23 – The Little Hunchback – 00:15:34

Arabian Nights, One Thousand and One Nights, by Sani ol-Molk, public domain image

24 – The Story of the Barber’s Fifth Brother – 00:19:22

25 – The Story of the Barber’s Sixth Brother – 00:11:21

26 – The Adventures of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura (Part I) – 00:22:39

27 – The Adventures of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura (Part II) – 00:26:39

28 – The Adventures of Prince Camaralzaman and the Princess Badoura (Part III) – 00:27:04

29 – Noureddin and the Fair Persian (Part I) – 00:24:50

30 – Noureddin and the Fair Persian (Part II) – 00:24:45

tn_Arabian Nights, Aladdin in the Magic Garden illustrated by Max Liebert, public domain image

31 – Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp – 00:31:37

32 – The Adventures of Haroun-al-Raschid, the Caliph of Bagdad – 00:05:41

33 – The Story of the Blind Baba-Abdalla – 00:16:03

34 – The Story of Sidi-Nouman – 00:22:0735 – The Story of Ali-Colia, Merchant of Bagdad – 00:19:30

36 – The Enchanted Horse, Part 1 – 00:22:19

37 – The Enchanted Horse, Part 2 – 00:21:34

38 – The Story of the Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister (Part I) – 00:20:05

39 – The Story of the Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister (Part II) – 00:19:33

40 – The Story of the Two Sisters Who Were Jealous of Their Younger Sister (Part III) – 00:19:02

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Confessions by Augustine of Hippo

Augustine, illustration from the Nuremberg Chronicle by Harmann Schedel, public domain image

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