Historic Poems and Ballads

by Rupert S. Holland

Description: A well-crafted anthology of sixty poems and ballads of historical significance, arranged in chronological order with an introduction to each poem that spurs interest in reading it. In addition to providing historical context for the poems, these introductory pieces offer interesting details about the poets and the circumstances surrounding their writing of these poems. Includes sixteen striking illustrations. A fine complement to historical studies.

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Ages:  6-12
Length:  292 pages
Format:  Paperback
Illustrations:  Black and white
Year published:  2021
ISBN:  978-1-63334-153-1
Genres:  Literature, Poetry

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Table of Contents

1. The Destruction of Sennacherib
2. Horatius
3. The Skeleton in Armor
4. The Sea-King’s Burial
5. Bruce and the Spider
6. Bannockburn
7. The Battle of Morgarten
8. Chevy-Chase
9. Ivry

10. The Revenge
11. A Legend of Bregenz
12. Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers
13. The Cavalier’s Escape
14. Naseby
15. “Les Gants Glaces”
16. How They Brought the Good News from Ghent to Aix
17. The Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
18. Hervé Riel

19. The Leak in the Dike

20. The Battle of Blenheim

21. Lochinvar

22. Battle of Fontenoy

23. Bonnie Prince Charlie

24. Boston

25. Paul Revere’s Ride

26. The Battle of Lexington

27. Concord Hymn

28. The Green Mountain Boys

29. Ticonderoga

30. The Little Black-Eyed Rebel

31. Molly Maguire at Monmouth

32. Song of Marion’s Men

33. Hail Columbia
34. Casabianca
35. Hohenlinden

36. Battle of the Baltic

37. An Incident of the French Camp

38. The Star-Spangled Banner

39. The Battle of New Orleans

40. The Eve of Waterloo

41. Marco Bozzaris

42. Ye Mariners of England

43. Old Ironsides

44. America

45. Monterey

46. The Charge of the Light Brigade

47. The Relief of Lucknow

48. Battle-Hymn of the Republic

49. Dixie’s Land and Dixie

50. My Maryland

51. The Cumberland

52. Stonewall Jackson’s Way

53. Barbara Frietchie

54. High Tide at Gettysburg

55. John Burns of Gettysburg

56. Sheridan’s Ride

57. Marching Through Georgia

58. O Captain! My Captain!

59. Saxon Grit

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