A Child's History of England
by Charles Dickens
Publisher: John W. Lovell Co. 1883
Number of pages: 888
Interesting, informative and accessible, A Child's History of England takes its reader on a fascinating journey, from Ancient England and the Romans to Victoria's reign and Dickens' own lifetime. Full of sensational plots, gallant heroes and brutal villains, high adventure and terrible tragedy, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story and some horrible history.
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