A School History of England
A SCHOOL HISTORY OF ENGLAND
PICTURES BY HENRY FORD
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
COPYRIGHT 1911 by C. R. L. Fletcher and Rudyard Kipling. All rights, including the right to reprint the poems in this volume, or any portions of them, are strictly reserved by the authors.
|HENRY FROWDE||HODDER & STOUGHTON|
|AMEN CORNER||WARWICK SQUARE|
|E. C.||E. C.|
This book is written for all boys and girls who are interested in the story of Great Britain and her Empire.
The publishers desire to express their thanks to the Manager and officials of the United Services Museum, Whitehall, for their courtesy in giving facilities to the artist for making studies of the military and naval material in the museum.
|The River’s Tale||9|
|The Roman Centurion||19|
|The Pirates in England||26|
|The Saxon Foundations of England||31|
|What ‘Dane-geld’ means||39|
|William the Conqueror’s Work||46|
|Norman and Saxon||51|
|The Reeds of Runnymede||75|
|My Father’s Chair||81|
|The Dawn Wind||109|
|The King’s Job||111|
|With Drake in the Tropics||134|
|Before Edgehill Fight||155|
|The Dutch in the Medway||168|
|‘Twas not while England’s Sword unsheathed’||199|
|After the War||202|
|The French Wars||218|
|The Bells and the Queen, 1911||222|
|The Secret of the Machines||247|
|The Glory of the Garden||249|
LIST OF COLOURED PLATES
|The Cave People||To face page||11|
|The Landing of the Danes||To face„ page„||37|
|William I at Hastings||To face„ page„||43|
|Richard I in the Holy Land||To face„ page„||70|
|Edward III at Calais||To face„ page„||94|
|Richard II and Wat Tyler||To face„ page„||99|
|An Imaginary Map of America, 1500||After||109|
|With Drake in the Tropics||To face page||134|
|Prince Rupert at Oxford, going to battle||To face„ page„||156|
|Waterloo, 7 p.m., June 18, 1815||To face„ page„||217|
|A Glimpse of the Future||To face„ page„||248|
LIST OF DRAWINGS
|The Landing of the Romans||17|
|The Building of the Wall||23|
|St. Augustine preaching to Ethelbert||34|
|The Murder of Becket||67|
|King John signs the Great Charter||74|
|Edward I's Wars with the Welsh—how the King shared the hardships of his men||84|
|English Archery wins at Agincourt||101|
|How Henry VIII had the Monks turned out of the Monasteries||119|
|Henry VIII sees that England has a good Fleet||122|
|At the time of the Armada—Elizabeth reviews the Troops at Tilbury||135|
|Nelson shot at the Battle of Trafalar, October 21, 1803||213|
LIST OF MAPS
|Britain, to illustrate history from the Coming of the Romans to the Norman Conquest||25|
|Great Britain, to illustrate history from the Norman Conquest to the present day||142|
|British Colonial Empire after the Treaty of Utrecht, 1713||187|
|Western Europe||End papers|
|The World, showing the British Empire|
The Glory of the Garden.
Of borders, beds and shrubberies and lawns and avenues,
With statues on the terraces and peacocks strutting by;
But the Glory of the Garden lies in more than meets the eye.
You'll find the tool- and potting-sheds which are the heart of all,
The cold-frames and the hot-houses, the dungpits and the tanks,
The rollers, carts and drain-pipes, with the barrows and the planks.
Told off to do as they are bid and do it without noise;
For, except when seeds are planted and we shout to scare the birds,
The Glory of the Garden it abideth not in words.
And some are hardly fit to trust with anything that grows;
But they can roll and trim the lawns and sift the sand and loam,
For the Glory of the Garden occupieth all who come.
By singing:—‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade,
While better men than we go out and start their working lives
At grubbing weeds from gravel-paths with broken dinner-knives.
There’s not a hand so weak and white, nor yet a heart so sick,
But it can find some needful job that’s crying to be done,
For the Glory of the Garden glorifieth every one.
If it’s only netting strawberries or killing slugs on borders;
And when your back stops aching and your hands begin to harden,
You will find yourself a partner in the Glory of the Garden.
That half a proper gardeners work is done upon his knees,
So when your work is finished, you can wash your hands and pray
For the Glory of the Garden that it may not pass away!
And the Glory of the Garden it shall never pass away!
Oxford: Horace Hart, Printer to the University