Our Empire Story

by H.E. Marshall

Description:  Vivid and picturesque account of the principal events in the building of the British Empire. Traces the development of the British colonies from days of discovery and exploration through settlement and establishment of government. Includes stories of the five chief portions of the Empire: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and India.

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Ages:  10-16
Length:  592 pages
Format:  Paperback, Ebook
Illustrations:  Black and white (paperback)
                     Color/black and white (ebook)
Year published:  2006
ISBN:  978-1-59915-087-1
Genres:  History, British History

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Table of Contents


1. How Lief the Son of Eric the Red Sailed into the West

2. Westward! Westward! Westward!

3. How a Breton Sailor Came to Canada

4. The Story of Henry Hudson

5. The Father of New France

6. The Founding of Quebec

7. How a Bold Answer Saved Quebec

8. How the Union Jack Was Hoisted upon the Fort of St. Louis

9. The Feast of Eat-Everything

10. A Knight of New France

11. The Beginning of the Hudson Bay Company

12. The Adventures of La Salle

13. The Adventures of La Salle (continued)

14. Count Frontenac

15. The Story of Madeleine de Vercheres

16. The War of the Boundary Line

17. The Path of Glory

18. For the Empire

19. The Story of Laura Secord

20. Red River Settlement

21. Louis Riel


22. "There Is Nothing New under the Sun"

23. The Founding of Sydney

24. The Adventures of George Bass and Matthew Flinders

25. A Little Revolution

26. The First Traveller in Queensland

27. Through the Great Unknown

28. "The Tracts of Thirst and Furnace"

29. The Finding of Gold

30. The Bushrangers


31. How a Great White Bird Came to the Shores

32. The Apostle of New Zealand

33. Hongi the Warrior

34. How the Maoris Became the Children of the Great

35. White Queen

36. "The Heavenly Dawn" and "The Wild Cabbage Leaf" Make War

37. The Flagstaff War

38. The Warpath

39. The Storming of the Bat's Nest

40. The Taming of the Wild Cabbage Leaf

41. The King of the Maoris

42. To the Sound of the War-Song

43. The Hau Haus and Te Kooti


44. Early Days

45. The Coming of the Dutch

46. The Coming of the French

47. The Coming of the British

48. The Rebellion of Slachter's Nek

49. The Great Witch Doctor

50. About the Coming of British Settlers and the Wars of the Black Napoleon

51. The Great Trek

52. Dingaan's Treachery

53. The War of the Axe

54. The Wreck of the "Birkenhead"

55. The Founding of Two Republics

56. The Story of a False Prophet

57. A Story about a Pretty Stone

58. Facing Fearful Odds

59. Upon Majuba's Height

60. The Gold City

61. War and Peace


62. Alexander the Great Invades India

63. How Brave Men Went Sailing upon Unknown Seas

64. Success at Last

65. How the Dutch and English Set Forth to India

66. The First British Ambassador Goes to the Court of the Emperor of India

67. The Hatred of the Dutch

68. The French in India

69. The Siege of Arcot

70. The Black Hole

71. The Battle of Plassey

72. Times of Misrule

73. Warren Hastings, First Governor-General

74. Warren Hastings—War

75. Tippoo Sultan

76. Warrior Chieftains

77. The Mutiny of Vellore

78. The Ghurkas

79. The Pindaris and the Last Maráthá War

80. The First Burmese War

81. The Siege of Bhurtpore

82. Sati and Thags

83. The First Afghan War

84. The Sikhs

85. The Mutiny—Delhi

86. The Mutiny—Cawnpore

87. The Mutiny—Lucknow

88. The Empress of India

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