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Ballads and Poems Illustrating English History


  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107632325

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  • Originally published in 1907, this book presents a selection of poems and ballads related to various events in English history. The selection was created for schoolchildren and is ordered chronologically in accordance with the subject matter of each work. A short editorial introduction and textual notes are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in English poetry, historical literature and the history of education.

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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107632325
    • length: 220 pages
    • dimensions: 203 x 127 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.24kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    AD 61 'Boadicea' W. Cowper
    1020 'King Canute' W. M. Thackeray
    1120 'He never smiled again' Mrs Hemans
    1120 'King John and the Abbot of Canterbury' Trad. ballad
    1265 'Lament for Simon de Montfort' Tr. by G. Ellis
    1265 'Robin Hood and the three squires' Trad. ballad
    'Bold Robin' T. L. Peacock
    1346 'Durham field' Trad. ballad
    1388 'Chevy Chase' Trad. ballad
    1411 'The battle of Harlaw' Trad. ballad
    1415 'The Agincourt song' Contemporary poem
    1415 'King Henry V's conquest of France' Trad. ballad
    1415 'Agincourt' M. Drayton
    1480 'The rose of England' Trad. ballad
    1511 'Sir Andrew Barton' Trad. ballad
    1513 'Flodden Field' Trad. ballad
    1513 'Edinburgh after Flodden' W. E. Aytoun
    1530 'Dick o' the cow' Trad. ballad
    1568 'Earl Bothwell' Trad. ballad
    1569 'The rising in the North' Trad. ballad
    1584 'Mary Ambree' Trad. ballad
    1586 'Brave Lord Willoughby' Anon.
    1588 'The Armada' Lord Macaulay
    1588 'The defeat of the Spanish Armada' Anon.
    1595 'The fame of Sir Francis Drake' Anon.
    1605 'Captain Ward and the Rainbow' Trad. ballad
    1643 'When the king enjoys his own again' M. Parker
    1644 'Sir Nicholas at Marston Moor' W. M. Praed
    1645 'The Battle of Naseby' Lord Macaulay
    1648 'On the Lord General Fairfax' John Milton
    1650 'Cromwell's return from Ireland' A. Marvell
    1652 'To Cromwell' John Milton
    1666 'The fire of London' John Dryden
    1688 'The song of the western man' R. S. Hawker
    1689 'The burial march of Dundee' W. E. Aytoun
    1702 'Admiral Benbow' Anon.
    1704 'After Blenheim' R. Southey
    1720 'The vicar of Bray' Anon.
    1773 'The Boston tea-party' O. W. Holmes
    1782 'The loss of the Royal George' W. Cowper
    1801 The battle of the Baltic' T. Campbell
    1805 The happy warrior' W. Wordsworth
    1807 'Ye mariners of England' T. Campbell
    1809 'The burial of Sir John Moore' Charles Wolfe
    1815 'Waterloo' Lord Byron
    1815 'England's dead' Mrs Hemans
    1837 'Victoria's tears' Mrs Browning
    1852 'Ode on the death of the Duke of Wellington' Lord Tennyson
    1854 'The charge of the Light Brigade' Lord Tennyson

  • Editor

    Frank Sidgwick

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