Our Empire Story

Our-Empire-StoryBy H E Marshall. This 1908 book is one of the great classics which emanated from the time when the British Empire was at its height.

Spanning four continents, the Empire included Canada, Southern Africa, India, Australia and New Zealand—and this hugely entertaining book covers them all.

This epic deals with each individual nation from the time of the first European settlement to the beginning of the twentieth century.

Originally designed for young people, the immense readability of Our Empire Story quickly gained it a far wider audience. It became a bestseller of its day.

Written in the colourful style of its time, Our Empire Story is an unashamedly pro-British book and is filled with stories of high drama, humour and tragedy. Above all, it serves as a lasting testament to one of the most powerful empires in history.



1 How Lief The Son Of Eric The Red Sailed Into The West; 2 Westward! Westward! Westward!; 3 How A Breton Sailor Came To Canada; 4 The Story Of Henry Hudson; 5 The Father Of New France; 6 The Founding Of Quebec; 7 How A Bold Answer Saved Quebec; 8 How The Union Jack Was Hoisted Upon The FORT OF ST. LOUIS; 9 The Feast Of Eat-Everything; 10 A Knight Of New France; 11 The Beginning Of The Hudson Bay Company; 12 The Adventures Of La Salle; 13 The Adventures Of La Salle Continued; 14 Count Frontenac; 15 The Story Of Madeleine De Vèrcheres; 16 The War Of The Boundary Line; 17 The Path Of Glory; 18 For The Empire; 19 The Story Of Laura Secord; 20 Red River Settlement; 21 Louis Riel


22 “There Is Nothing New Under The Sun”; 23 The Founding Of Sydney; 24 The Adventures Of George Bass And Matthew Flinders; 25 A Little Revolution; 26 The First Traveller In Queensland; 27 Through The Great Unknown; 28 “The Tracts Of Thirst And Furnace”; 29 The Finding Of Gold; 30 The Bushrangers.

New Zealand

31 How A Great White Bird Came To The Shores; 32 The Apostle Of New Zealand; 33 Hongi The Warrior; 34 How The Maoris Became The Children Of The Great White Queen; 35 The “Heavenly Dawn” And The “Wild Cabbage Leaf” Make War; 36 The Flagstaff War; 37 The Warpath; 38 The Storming Of The Bat’s Nest; 39 The Taming Of The Wild Cabbage Leaf; 40 The King Of The Maoris; 41 To The Sound Of The War-Song; 42 The Hau Haus And Te Kooti.

South Africa

43 Early Days; 44 The Coming Of The Dutch; 45 The Coming Of The French; 46 The Coming Of The British; 47 The Rebellion Of Slachter’s Nek; 48 The Great Witch Doctor; 49 About The Coming Of British Settlers And The Wars Of The Black Napoleon; 50 The Great Trek; 51 Dingaan’s Treachery; 52 The War Of The Axe; 53 The Wreck Of The “Birkenhead”; 54 The Founding Of Two Republics; 55 The Story Of A False Prophet; 56 A Story About A Pretty Stone; 57 Facing Fearful Odds; 58 Upon Majuba’s Height; 59 The Gold City; 60 War And Peace.


61 Alexander The Great Invades India; 62 How Brave Men Went Sailing Upon Unknown Seas; 63 Success At Last; 64 How The Dutch And The English Set Forth To India; 65 The First British Ambassador Goes To The Court Of The Emperor Of India; 66 The Hatred Of The Dutch; 67 The French In India; 68 The Siege Of Arcot; 69 The Black Hole; 70 The Battle Of Plassey; 71 Times Of Misrule; 72 Warren Hastings, First Governor General; 73 Warren Hastings – War; 74 Tippoo Sultan; 75 Warrior Chieftains; 76 The Mutiny Of Vellore; 77 The Ghurkas; 78 The Pindaris And The Last Maráthá War; 79 The First Burmese War; 80 The Siege Of Bhurtpore; 81 Sati And Thugs; 82 The First Afghan War; 83 The Sikhs; 84 The Mutiny – Delhi; 85 The Mutiny – Cawnpore; 86 The Mutiny – Lucknow; 87 The Empress Of India.


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