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The Makers of Canada: George Brown

George Brown (November 29, 1818 – March 9, 1880) was a Scottish-born Canadian journalist, politician Fathers of Confederation. A noted Reform politician, he was also the founder and editor of the Toronto Globe, which is today (having merged with other newspapers) known as the The Globe and Mail. Genre: Biography & autobiography, Historical, Non-Fiction, Political […]


Genre: Biography & autobiography, Historical, Non-Fiction, Political science, Social science

Uncle Bernac

At this unexpected announcement Talleyrand and Berthier looked at each other in silence, and for once the trained features of the great diplomatist, who lived behind a mask, betrayed the fact that he was still capable of emotion. The spasm which passed over them was caused, however, rather by mischievous amusement than by consternation, while […]


Genre: Fiction, Historical

Les Misérables

Les Misérables (1862) is a novel by French author Victor Hugo, and among the best-known novels of the 19th century. It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th century that starts in the year of Napoleon’s final defeat. Principally focusing on the struggles of […]


Genre: Fiction, Historical

Walden

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau’s life for two years and two months in second-growth forest around the shores of Walden Pond, not far from his friends and family in Concord, Massachusetts. […]


Genre: Biography & autobiography, Fiction, Historical

Richard III

Richard III is a history play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in approximately 1591. The play is an unflattering depiction of the short reign of Richard III of England. While generally classified as a history, as grouped in the First Folio, the play is sometimes called a tragedy (as in the first […]


Genre: Drama, Fiction, Historical, Non-Fiction

I Will Repay

I Will Repay was written by Baroness Emmuska Orzcy and originally published in 1906, this is a sequel novel to the Scarlet Pimpernel. The second Pimpernel book written by Orzcy, it comes (chronologically) third in the series and should be read after Sir Percy Leads the Band and before The Elusive Pimpernel. The story starts […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical

Henry VI, Part 1

The First Part of King Henry the Sixth is history play by William Shakespeare, believed written in approximately 1588–1590. It is the first in the cycle of four plays often referred to as “The First Tetralogy”. Genre: Drama, Fiction, Historical, Non-Fiction


Genre: Drama, Fiction, Historical, Non-Fiction

Men of Iron

Men of Iron is an 1891 novel by the American author Howard Pyle, who also illustrated it. It is juvenile coming of age work in which the author has the reader experience the medieval entry into knighthood through the eyes of a young squire, Myles Falworth. In Chapter 24 the knighthood ceremony is presented and […]


Genre: Action & Adventure, Fiction, Historical, War & Military