PEOPLE IN HISTORY by R. J. Unstead

PEOPLE IN HISTORY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Capsule biographies of over 40 men and women who influenced the history of Great Britain offer a variety of brief reading selections suitable for children in search of heroes and heroines. Arranged chronologically, Part One acquaints readers with Britain under Caractacus fighting the Roman army, with portraits of great figures in the spread of Christianity:- Saint Alban, Saint Patrick, Saint Columba, Pope Gregory and Saint Augustine. This section closes with the life story of Alfred the Great. Parts Two and Three spotchecks illustrious figures from the Norman invasion to the present -- William the Conqueror, Richard the Lion-Heart, Watt Tyler, Chaucer, Drake, Shakespeare, Raleigh, Samuel Pepys, Captain Cook, Lord Nelson, David Livingstone, Florence Nightingale, Captain Scott and Sir Alexander Fleming among others.

Publisher: Macmillan