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Unknown to History

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Charlotte Mary Yonge was a British writer during the 19th century. She devoted her writing to the church and the Oxford Movement, which strove to bring the church back to the ideals of the 17th century. Among the best known of her works are Heartsease; or, The Brother's Wife (1854), The Daisy Chain; or, Aspirations (1856), A History of Christian Names (1863, revised 1884), ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published October 8th 2009 by Book Jungle (first published 1882)
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Emma Filbrun
Whenever I come across a free Kindle book that sounds like something I’d like to read, I send it to my Kindle. I read the books, then, in alphabetical order, which means it can take a long time to get to some of them. I came across Unknown to History recently, and had no idea where it had come from, but started reading it to see what it was about. I was pleasantly surprised to find a very clean, very interesting, historical novel from the Tudor period! I’ve always loved historical novels, and th ...more
KA N Newton
I have always been interested in Scottish history and this novel is based on the period of Mary Queen of Scots imprisonment by her cousin Queen Elizabeth the First. Tideswell, Chatsworth and Buxton are mentioned.

The story starts with Susan, a respectable wife of a sea going knight who had just lost a child, a girl, when her husband returns home with a girl-child who had been tied to the body of a woman and both lashed to the mast of a ship which was shipwrecked. All crew and passengers have disa
loved this, always been a fan of this period of history, and this book was full of plot twists and turns, right up until the end, the characters really came alive and were extremely believable. I would imagine this story would make a wonderful film.
Interesting, but I've had my fill of the intrigues, secrets, power plays, wars, crimes in the name of religion--oh, what am I saying? What's changed?
Valeria Marino
Not bad but I found it a bit lacking in style.
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Charlotte Mary Yonge was an English novelist, known for her huge output, now mostly out of print.

She began writing in 1848, and published during her long life about 160 works, chiefly novels. Her first commercial success, The Heir of Redclyffe (1853), provided the funding to enable the schooner Southern Cross to be put into service on behalf of George Selwyn. Similar charitable works were done wit
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