Saturday, November 9, 2013

SOTW3Ch12 Weekly Wrap-up

We've been working on the material of this chapter for three weeks by reading WHEN LONDON BURNED BY HENTY and WRITING a review in each of our GOODREADS.COM accounts.  The book had it all:  Puritans or Roundheads, Cromwell, King Charles, civil war, naval battles, plague and fire. What a GREAT way to practice our historical fiction reading.  SOTW3CHChapter 12, begins on page 115 and is titled, Battle, Fire, and Plague in England.  The first section is about how Charles Loses His Head.  We read Mrs. Synge's chapter about the Medici and St Bartholomew's and then The Story of the Huguenots which struck home within our family tree.  Later we read more from these sources:
Marshall, Our (An) Island Story:  ch. 76 How a Woman Struck a Blow for Freedom (Jenny Geddes 1637)
Haaren, Famous Men of Modern Times  - Oliver Cromwell
(Hillyer) Children’s History of the World:  Ch67
 Cromwell's Protectorate
Synge, Awakening of Europe:  In the Days of Oliver Cromwell, Two Famous Admirals, De Ruyter
Marshall, This Country of Ours:  19. The Coming of the Cavaliers 1642-1673
Haaren, Famous Men of Modern Times - Louis XIV
POSSIBLE READING CHOICES:  Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walch (the Plague), Merry Monarch, Charles II by Hesketh Pearson, Journals of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe (eyewitness account), The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas
Guerber Story of the Thirteen Colonies:  Cromwell, Quakers, Ch. XXXV, The Quakers, England 164-53
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Plague and Fire

Haaren, Famous Men of Modern Times. Sir Isaac Newton
Dickens:  Child’s History of England,
Guerber Story of the Thirteen Colonies: CharlesII
Ch. XXXVI, The King-Killers, England. Puritans,, 1665-1666, 1658-1662,
PAST FACT:  1649, Charles II of England is executed

"Cyril took no part in the last war against the Dutch. He, like the majority of the nation, was opposed to it, and, although willing to give his life in defence of his country when attacked, felt it by no means his duty to do so when we were aiding the designs of France in crushing a brave enemy."
Henty, G. A. (George Alfred) (2012-05-12). When London Burned : a Story of Restoration Times and the Great Fire (pp. 279-280).  . Kindle Edition.

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