Short Stories This page is dedicated to Short Stories and to those interested in reading light prose.
Order of the Bath English Monarchs This site is designed to bring to life, as vividly as possible, the history of the Kings and Queens of England from Egbert, first King of the English, who reigned A. It contains a short biography of each English monarch along with many illustrations, maps where applicable and genealogical tables, in an easy to follow format arranged by dynasties.
We also take a look at the Tower of London, the Crown Jewels and the royal residences. This history covers all England's early Anglo-Saxon and Danish kings, including Alfred, the only English monarch ever to be called the Great. Our section on the Normans includes the tumultuous events ofwhich changed the course of English history.
The reign of the stark and ruthless William I, the Conqueror and the Civil War which engulfed England as two of his grandchildren, Stephen and Matilda, became locked in a bitter struggle for the crown. The Plantagenets, who followed the Normans, were a remarkable family, they produced such characters as the energetic Henry II, arguably one of the ablest of English Monarchs and his son, the legendary Richard the Lionheart who led the Third Crusade into the Holy land.
The Plantagenets finally destroyed themselves in a bloody dynastic struggle which we know of as the Wars of the Roses. This section also looks at the evidence and historical controversy as to whether England's last Plantagenet monarch, Richard III, actually murdered his nephews, the so-called Princes in the Tower, to gain possession of the crown.
Our history of the Tudors includes that best known of English Monarchs, the tyrannical and bloodstained Henry VIII, who is famous for marrying six wives and executing two of them. His great daughter, Elizabeth I, highly astute and wily she survived an appalling childhood and adolescence to emerge as the ablest of the Tudors and led England to victory over the Spanish, the greatest power of the age.
Our history of the Stuarts, that highly romantic but luckless dynasty, who were to rule over the joint kingdoms of England and Scotland includes, amongst much more, the English Civil War, the execution of Charles I by Oliver Cromwell and the Restoration of Charles II, the Merry Monarch, famous for his many mistresses and his long liaison with Nell Gwynne.
It also contains a section on the Stuart Pretenders, one of whom was the courageous but impulsive Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Our biographies of the German Hanoverian dynasty includes an examination of the madness of George III and puts forward modern claims that he suffered from a metabolic condition, porphyria.
This section of our history also covers the long reign of that endearing if stubborn British Monarch, Queen Victoria, which saw Britain rise as a world power. Last but not least our history culminates in the story of Britain's modern day dynasty, the House of Windsor formerly Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. We take a close look at the large family of Queen Victoria and the eight of her grandchildren who sat on the thrones of Europe.
This section also includes a page on the popular Diana, Princess of Wales and the the enquiry into her tragic death.Short Stories.
These short stories in English include vocabulary help and some have vocabulary and comprehension quizzes. The Winepress Upper-Intermediate words (British English) This short story is set in Madagascar and France.
It tells about wine and love - and hate. And about a winepress, the machine used to press the grapes from which. ESL: English as a Second Language by Dr.
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A Moral Story: A Wise Counting Let us enjoy reading this story of A Wise Counting. Emperor Akbar was in the habit of putting riddles and puzzles to his courtiers. Learn English as you read and listen to a weekly show with short stories by famous American authors. Adaptations are written at the intermediate and upper-beginner level and are read one-third.
9 great novels to help improve your English Reading is one of the most fun and effective ways to help improve your English language skills. This short, allegorical novel tells the story of animals rebelling against their human masters, and is a satire of Stalin era in the Soviet Union.
Orwell uses simple English to appeal to all reading. Short stories Do you like listening to and reading stories? Reading stories is a great way to improve your vocabulary and we have lots of great stories for you to watch.