(lord of the rings. downton abbey. the office. parks and recreation. attractive men in armour. books. trees. etc.)
"Henry the 5th
This Prince after he succeeded to the throne grew quite reformed and amiable, forsaking all his dissipated Companions, & never thrashing Sir William again. During his reign, Lord Cobham was burnt alive, but I forget what for. His Majesty then turned his thoughts to France, where he went & fought the famous Battle of Agincourt. He afterwards married the King’s daughter Catherine, a very agreeable Woman by Shakespear’s account. Inspite of all this however, he died, and was succeeded by his son Henry.”
15 year old Jane writes English History. A reader sent me this one, it’s really great. Click through the image.
Jane Austen’s History of England is one of my favourite things ever. I own a little hard copy of it. The illustrations were done by her sister Cassandra.