The Crown of Success
Fiction (allegory): Dick, Matty, Lubin and Nelly are left in the care of Mr
Learning while their mother is away on a journey.
Barnett, Common Sense in Education and Teaching
[In progress: chapters 1-3 online]
Good advice for teachers, written by a nineteenth-century
Englishman (a contemporary of Charlotte Mason).
Havergal, Little Pillows
A month's worth of brief evening devotions for
children, written by the well-known nineteenth-century hymn-writer.
Lefroy, By the Gail Water
Fiction: A little boy is found wandering, but who is he? Set
in Scotland, in the years before the Crimean War.
Donald Macleod, D.D., Anthony Trollope
A biographical account of the author of the Barchester
Chronicles, published in the
Good Words magazine, 1884.
The Prince's Cloak: A Story of the Little Crippled Son of King Henry III
Is this story based on
actual events? Probably not, but I would like to think that it might be.
Henry III and his wife, Eleanor of Provence, had nine children:
1. Edward "Longshanks" (17 June 1239 - 8 July 1307), who
later became King Edward I of England.
2. Margaret (29 September 1240 - 1275)
3. Beatrice (25 June 1242 - 24 March 1275)
4. Edmund "Crouchback" (16 January 1245 - 5 June 1296),
Earl of Lancaster
5. Richard (born c.1247, died before 1256)
6. John (born c.1250, died before 1256)
7. Katherine (25 November 1253 - 3 May 1257)
8. Henry (died young)
9. William (born/died c.1256)
The young prince of the story is obviously heir to the throne, but he cannot
be Edward, so either he is Richard or John (and the writer was mistaken in
some of her facts), or he is fictitious.
Henry III was noted for the vast sums he spent on charity to the poor and to
those who were the victims of accident or disease. For instance, in 1248 a
payment of £30 12s. 3d. was made, to feed the poor in the great hall at
Westminster, "for the love of Him who made the King's son safe and sound".
Mrs O.F. Walton,
Fiction: A new grave has been dug in the cemetery, and
Dot has lots of questions.