Images from Early British History
Story of Francis Drake by Mrs. Oliver Elton
Story of Raleigh by Margaret Duncan
Story of Robert Bruce by Jeanie Lang
Stories from Pilgrim's Progress by Mary Macgregor
Stories of Beowulf by H. E. Marshall
Through Britain With Cromwell by H. E. Marshall
Stories of Guy of Warwick by H. E. Marshall
Our Island Story by H. E. Marshall
English Literature by H. E. Marshall
Stories of Robin Hood by H. E. Marshall
|"Then, still bareheaded, he stood up and swore an oath "
||Bang! smash! their blows fell fast and thick as if they had been threshing corn
||"'I am Robin Hood,' replied he, throwing off his disguise and putting his horn to his lips"|
|"'No, my Lord Bishop,' said Robin, 'you cannot go yet' "
||Slowly they paced through the Green Wood
||"The Sheriff's wife, who presented him with the arrow "|
|"'Stand up again,' said the King "
||"'Thank you, dear friend, good-bye' "
Scotland's Story by H. E. Marshall
|"Hold you, hold you, brave Wallace! The English have hanged all your best men like dogs."
||"St. Columba made the sign of the Cross, and the great gates opened wide "
||Do you see that little white sail far out to sea? Yonder is Macduff. |
|"There stepped from out of the crowd, an old, old man "
||"At night, when they gathered round the watch-fires, the King would read stories out of old books "
||Full of new hope Bruce sprang to land |
|Bruce brought his axe crashing down upon the head of Bohun
||"When a stone hit the walls, Black Agnes would bid her maids wipe the spot with a clean white cloth "
||"But, thanks be to God, there are few of my ancestors who have died in their beds. "|
|For there in the garden walked the fairest lady he had ever seen
||Brave Catherine tried in vain to keep them back
||A halter would better become you |
|"Sir Andrew with his two ships, the Yellow Carvel and "
||The trample of horses' hoofs and the lowing of cattle
||In some sunny palace garden the days passed happily for the Queen and her Maries |
|Queen Mary and Knox had many talks together
||"The Marquis looked so handsome, grand, and grave that everyone was full of sad astonishment "
||"While the minister preached and prayed, sentinels kept watch "|
|Flags of the British Isles.
||"Gentlemen', he cried, drawing his sword, 'I have thrown away the scabbard.' "
Stories from English History by Hilda Skae
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