H. E. Marshall’s classic children’s chronicle of Britain, Our Island Story, includes all the best-loved (and most infamous!) stories from history: King Alfred and the cakes, King John and the Magna Carta, Lord Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar, Queen Elizabeth and the Spanish Armada, and many others. This recording contains the complete and unabridged text, released previously in separate volumes. It is read with aplomb by Anna Bentinck and Daniel Philpott.
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Good but it is for kids
History in a nutshell
I wanted to learn more about our heritage, and this gives a great start without all the intricate (and sometimes boring) bits.
Grown up history books can be so complicated, this is a great timeline of British History in a very manageable style.
Although this is a childrens book the narration is great to listen to even as an adult
How great is our nation
I love the bit in the introduction that says 'when you find out how much has been left untold in this little book, do not be cross, but remember that, when you very small, you would not have been able to ubderstand things that seem quite simple and very interesting to you as you grow older.'