A Child's History of England

A Child's History of England

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by Charles Dickens
     
 

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A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on December 20, 1851; the second, December 25, 1852; and the third, December 24, 1853. Although the volumes were

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A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on December 20, 1851; the second, December 25, 1852; and the third, December 24, 1853. Although the volumes were published in December, each was postdated the following year. They bore the titles:

Volume I. – England from the Ancient Times, to the Death of King John (1852)
Volume II. – England from the Reign of Henry the Third, to the Reign of Richard the Third (1853)
Volume III. – England from the Reign of Henry the Seventh to the Revolution of 1688 (1854)

Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject". The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria.

A Child's History was included in the curricula of British School children well into the 20th century, with successive editions published from 1851 to World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148284604
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
02/03/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
663 KB

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Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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A Child's History Of England 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
OKWANYVA More than 1 year ago
I read this book many years ago before I bought a NOOK. I intend to buy it for my NOOK soon. This book is a synopsis of all the Kings of England and a description of what happened in their reign. I was surprised to learn of all the foreigners who came to England over the centuries and took over for a time. Romans, Danes and Normans and others all came there and at times took command over much of the country. It is certainly worth reading for adults even though the title makes one think it is only for young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book for learing about England.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a kid and this is pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He doesn't stay on one topic,it's hard to read
Mike Haugen More than 1 year ago
Google books version of a defaced copy, withdrawn from the public library. Very poor text recognition, so that the text is garbled and unreadable.
Etta King More than 1 year ago
Looked interesting, but unable to download.
Mark Beliveau More than 1 year ago
i couldn't download this book. it sounds good but i didn't get a chance to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book #lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No offense, but Charles Dickens is one of the most famous writers the world has known so far. If you think this book is boring, you most likely aren't intelligent enough to comprehend it. Do you even know why he's important? I advise you to Google him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My kids love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I finished the preview, I bought the whole book it was so good!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very detaled and to belive it or not you have reading it if you like history that is
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Georgina Del Castillo More than 1 year ago
i think it should be more intresting
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