A widely read author of history books for children a century ago, Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall is now enjoying a resurgence in popularity. Her most famous work, Our Island Story: A History of England for Boys and Girls, was first published in 1905, followed quickly by Scotland's Story in 1906 and Our Empire Story in 1908. She also authored A History of France, A History of Germany, This Country of Ours, and English Literature for Boys and Girls. In addition, she penned The Story of Napoleon and The Story of Cromwell for the Children's Heroes series and contributed several volumes to the highly acclaimed Told to the Children series.
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