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Maria Callcott
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Little Arthur's History Of England

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
332 pages
Published 1971 by J. Murray (first published 1907)
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Peggy Kruger
Feb 19, 2016 Peggy Kruger rated it it was amazing
I loved this little book and have read it at least 5 or 6 times. Obviously she is biased: all Catholics are bad, the Scots and Irish ingrates, Protestants are virtuous, etc. She is unintentionally funny at times with her opinions such as how she thinks that but for having his two little nephews murdered, Richard III was a fine ruler. I just love it. It's like having the Dowager Countess recite history.
Morticia Adams
Dec 18, 2011 Morticia Adams rated it liked it
I've enjoyed reading about history since I was seven, but I had a dodgy start with this one, the first history book I read. It's a rather humourless instructional book, written by a well to do English lady for her young nephew. Its rabid anglo-centrism provided my first encounter with bias in history writing: Catholics or Papists were corrupt, Mary Tudor was the hellqueen, her Protestant sister Elizabeth the golden girl; the Scots and the Irish were illiterate roughnecks, , and the French ...more
Charmingly illustrated & still surprisingly useful for checking dates of events in English history. Though in language this book has dated; its structure of telling history as a series of factual stories really works well.

This is the kind of book that English children need in school today; because the State school National Curriculum ensures that only a few periods of history are taught. This results in depriving a majority of children from gaining so much as a basic knowledge, or timeline,
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