A History of France

by H. E. Marshall

Description:  Starting with the triumph of the Gauls over Rome nearly four centuries before Christ, and continuing up to the successful establishment of the Third Republic, the author of Our Island Story guides readers through France's complex past by means of numerous colorful stories. Marshall's words are simple and well-measured, providing a good place to begin reading and thinking about the subject of French history.

Additional information:

Ages:  9-12
Format:  Ebook
Illustrations:  Color, black and white (maps)
Year published:  2014
ISBN:  978-1-59915-968-3
Genres:  History, European History

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Table of Contents

1. How the Gauls Bent the Pride of Rome
2. How Vercingetorix Died for His Country
3. The Saints of France
4. The Scourge of God
5. The Story of Clovis
6. The Story of the Sons of Clovis
7. The Do-Nothing Kings
8. Charles the Hammer
9. The Story of Pepin the Short
10. King of Lombardy
11. The Defeat of Roncesvalles
12. The Emperor of the West
13. The Field of Lies
14. The War of the Three Brothers
15. Louis II the Stammerer and His Sons
16. How the Men of Paris Defied the Sea Kings
17. How Rollo Did Homage to the King of France
18. How Hugh Capet Became King of France
19. How the Bishop Betrayed His Friend
20. The Beggars' King
21. The Peace of God and the Truce of God
22. How Harold the Saxon Paid a Visit to Duke William
23. How Duke William Sailed to England
24. The Battle of Hastings
25. How Peter the Hermit Preached God's War
26. The First War of the Cross
27. How the People of Laon Fought for Freedom
28. How The King of France Fought His Vassal
29. The Second War of the Cross
30. How a Queen of France Became Queen of England
31. How Normandy Was Lost to England
32. The War with the Albigenses
33. The Battle of Bouvines
34. The Story of Hugh de la Marche
35. "Cross of the Voyage Over the Sea"
36. The King's Last Voyage
37. The Story of Peter the Barber
38. The War between Knights and Weavers
39. The Pride of Rome and the Pride of France
40. The Salic Law
41. War with the Flemish Merchants
42. Battle and Plague
43. How the King Quarrelled
44. The Jacquerie
45. How Stephen Marcel Would Have Betrayed Paris
46. How an Ugly Little Boy Became a Great Knight
47. How Duguesclin Fought the King's Enemies
48. The Madness of the King
49. The Battle of Agincourt and After
50. The Story of the Maid of Orleans
51. The End of the Hundred Years' War

52. How the King Fought with Charles the Bold
53. The Troubles of the Duchess Mary
54. Dreams of Glory and Dominion
55. The Knight without Fear
56. The Battle of the Spurs
57. How Bayard Knighted the King
58. How the King Was Taken Prisoner
59. How the Duke of Guise Defended Metz
60. How Calais Once More Became a French Town
61. The Riot of Amboise
62. Huguenot and Catholic
63. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew
64. The War of the Three Henries
65. The Protestant King
66. The Edict of Nantes
67. The Reign of Favourites
68. The Taking of La Rochelle
69. The Power of the Cardinal-King
70. How a Great Lady Besieged Orleans
71. The Man in the Iron Mask
72. The Grand Monarch
73. The Revocation of the Edict of Nantes
74. The War of the Spanish Succession
75. Bubble Wealth
76. Louis XV the Well-Beloved
77. The Oath of the Tennis Court
78. Not Revolt, But Revolution
79. How the King and Queen Went to Paris
80. Flight
81. Death
82. The Red Terror
83. The Directory and the "Little Corporal"
84. The Consulate and General Bonaparte
85. Napoleon Emperor and King
86. The Sun of Austerlitz
87. A King of Kings
88. The Heart of Russia
89. Farewell to France
90. The Hundred Days
91. The Emperor Who Never Reigned
92. The White Terror and the Holy Alliance
93. The Revolution of July
94. The Adventures of a Rebel Princess
95. The Adventures of a Rebel Prince
96. The Revolution of February
97. Last Stand for the Bourbons
98. Louis Napoleon Becomes President of the French
99. "The Crime of December"
100. Napoleon III a Prisoner
101. The Third Republic

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