Just over a century ago, Our Island Story entranced a nation’s children by telling their history in stories. Short, simply written chapters, packed with living characters and thrilling action – and illustrated with vivid colour pictures – illuminate all the main events from Britain’s earliest days to the end of Victoria’s reign. And its glorious fusion of myth and legend with sober fact – Canute and King Arthur with Cromwell and the Indian Mutiny – is as seductive now as it ever was.
‘I was given H.E. Marshall’s Our Island Story at Christmas 1936 and I’ve still got that copy. It was a direct inspiration for me in my career as a historian’ Antonia Fraser
‘It is written in a way that really captured my imagination and which nurtured my interest in the history of our great nation’ David Cameron
‘One of the most influential works of history of the 20th century’ Times Educational Supplement