The Story of Prince GathelusA Fight With the Romans The March of the RomansThe Story of Saint Columba How the French and the Scots Became Friends The Last of the Picts How a Ploughman Won a BattleMacbeth and the Three Weird Sisters Macbeth - The Murder of Banquo Macbeth - How the Thane of Fife Went to England Macbeth - How Birnam Wood Came to Dunsinane Malcolm Canmore - How the King Overcame a Traitor Malcolm Canmore - Saint Margaret Came to Scotland The Story of Pierce-Eye The Reigns of Donald Bane, Duncan and Edgar Alexander I - The Fierce David I - The Battle of the Standard, The Sore SaintWilliam I - The Lion The Story of Alexander II Alexander III - How the Little King was Crowned and Married Alexander III - The Taming of the Ravens Alexander III - How a Beautiful Lady Took a Brave Knight Prisoner Alexander III - How the King Rode Homeward Through the Dark Night The Maid of Norway John Baliol - The Siege of Berwick John Baliol - The Last of Toom Tabard The Adventures of Sir William Wallace William Wallace - The Black Parliament of Ayr William Wallace - The Battle of Stirling Bridge William Wallace - The Battle of Falkirk William Wallace - The Turning of a Loaf Robert the Bruce - How the Bruce Received a Letter and Struck a Blow Robert the Bruce - How the King was Crowned Robert the Bruce - If at First You Don't Succeed, Try Again Robert the Bruce - The King Tries Again Robert the Bruce - The Fight at the Ford Robert the Bruce - How the King Escaped from Traitors, and How He Met a True Woman Robert the Bruce - The Taking of Perth Robert the Bruce - How Two Castles Were Won Robert the Bruce - How the Castle of Edinburgh was Taken Robert the Bruce - How Sir Henry de Bohun Met his Death Robert the Bruce - The Story of the Battle of Bannockburn Robert the Bruce - How the Scots Carried the War Into England Robert the Bruce - The Heart of the King David II - The Story of Black Agnes David II - The Battle of Neville's Cross Robert II - How the French and the Scots Made War on England Robert II - The Battle of Otterburn Robert III - The Story of a Fearful Highland Tournament Robert III - The Story of the Duke of Rothesay Regent Albany - The Story of the Battle of Harlaw Regent Murdoch - The Scots in France James I - The Beautiful Lady of the Garden James I - The Poet King, How he Reigned, and How he DiedJames II - The Story of the Black Dinner James II of the Fiery Face - The Fall of the Black Douglases James III - The Story of the Boyds James III - How a Mason Became an Earl James III - The Battle of Sauchieburn James IV - The Story of a Great Sea Fight James IV - The Thistle and the Rose James IV - Flodden Field James V, The King of the Commons - The Fall of the Red Douglases James V, The King of the Commons - The Story of Johnnie Armstrong James V - The Goodman of Ballengiech James V, The King of the Commons - His Last DaysMary Queen of Scots - France Mary - Darnley and Rizzio Mary - Bothwell Mary - How the Queen Escaped, and How She Was Made Prisoner Again James VI - King's Men and Queen's Men James VI - About the Death of Two Queens and the Joining of Two CrownsJames VI - New Scotland Charles I - The King and the Covenant Charles I - How the Soldier Poet Helped the King Cromwell - How the Soldier Poet Died Cromwell - For the Crown Charles II - How the King Came to his Own Charles II - The Church Among the Hills James VII - A Forlorn Hope James VII - The Battle of Killiecrankie William III and Mary II - The Story of the Glen of Weeping William III - Fortune's Gilded Sails Anne - How the Union Jack was Made George I - For the King Over the Water George II - A Story of Smugglers George II - How the Story of Prince Charlie Came Home George II - The Wanderings of Bonnie Prince Charlie George III - About a Greater Conqueror Than Kings George IV - God Save the King
This history of Scotland from the earliest times is, in the words of H E Marshall herself, a story 'woven with the golden threads of romance and glittering with the rubies and sapphires of Fairyland.'
Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H. E. in her writing. Her most widely read book, Our Island Story, was first published in 1905 and went through many editions. She penned several other books including Our Empire Story and King's and Things, the latter of which was also recently republished by Galore Park.
Praise for H E Marshall " A miniature masterpiece" Stephen Fry "Astonishingly accurate, quite brilliant!" David Starkey "Extraordinarily evocative to a child's imagination" Lady Antonia Fraser "Stimulates a child's imagination like nothing else" Andrew Roberts "Our Island Story must rank as one of the most influential works of history of the 20th century." Amanda Craig, The Times "Marshall's books gave thousands of juvenile readers, of whom I was one, their first taste and thirst for narrative history." David McKie, The Guardian