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Grand Ferré

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). It was in the heart of the Hundred Years’ War. Everywhere France lay desolate under the feet

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Man of the West: William Tell

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). “In the year of our Lord 1307,” writes an ancient chronicler, “there dwelt a pious countryman in

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"Michelangelo" by John Lord

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Beacon Lights of History, by John Lord (published 1902) Michelangelo Buonarroti – one of the Great Lights of the new civilization – may stand as

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"Marcus Aurelius" by John Lord

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Beacon Lights of History, by John Lord (published 1902) Marcus Aurelius is immortal, not so much for what he did as for what he was.

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"Napoleon Bonaparte" by John Lord (Part 2)

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Beacon Lights of History, by John Lord (published 1902) (Continued from Part 1) Had Napoleon been contented with the power he then enjoyed as First

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"Napoleon Bonaparte" by John Lord (Part 1)

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Beacon Lights of History, by John Lord (published 1902) It is difficult to say anything new about Napoleon Bonaparte, either in reference to his genius,

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The Burning of the Philadelphia

Editor’s note:  The following is excerpted from Hero Tales from American History, by Henry Cabot Lodge and Theodore Roosevelt. It is difficult to conceive that there ever was a time when the

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The Captivity of Richard Coeur de Lion

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). In the month of October, in the year of our Lord 1192, a pirate vessel touched land

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Wallace, the Hero of Scotland

Editor’s Note:  The following account is taken from Historical Tales, by Charles Morris (published 1896). On a summer’s day, many centuries ago, a young gentleman of Scotland was fishing in the river

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