An Island Story : A History of England for Boys and Girls, by H. E. Marshall, with Pictures by A. S. Forrest
Overview - General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1920 Original Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes company Subjects: Great Britain History / Europe / Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. Read more...
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General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1920 Original Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes company Subjects: Great Britain History / Europe / Great Britain Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER V THE STORY OF A WARRIOR QUEEN Although the Britons had lost their great general Car- actacus, still they would not yield to the Roman tyrants. Soon another brave leader arose. This leader was a woman. Her name was Boadicea, and she was a queen. She ruled over that part of the country which is now called Norfolk and Suffolk. As I said before, the Romans were a very greedy people. They wanted to take away the freedom of Britain and make the island into a Roman province. They also wanted to get all the money and possessions which belonged to the Britons for themselves. The husband of Boadicea knew how greedy the Romans were, and when he was about to die he became very sad. He was afraid that the Roman Emperor would rob his wife and daughters of all their money, when he was no longer there to take care of them. So, to prevent this, he made the Emperor a present of half of his money and lands, and gave the other half to his wife and children. Then he died happy, thinking that his dear ones would be left in peace. But the greedy Romans were not pleased with only half of the dead king's wealth. They wanted the whole. So they came and took it by force. Boadicea was a very brave woman. She was not afraid of the Romans, andshe tried to make them give back what they had stolen from her. Then these cruel, wicked men laughed at her. And because she was a woman and had, they thought, no one to protect her, they beat her with rods and were rude to her daughters. But although the Romans were cleve...
- ISBN-13: 9781150769177
- ISBN-10: 1150769173
- Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
- Publish Date: May 2012
- Page Count: 140
- Dimensions: 9.69 x 7.44 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.58 pounds