One of the most complete and concise histories of the great nation of France ever written in English, Mary MacGregor’s classic work begins with the earliest recorded times of the Druids and ends just after World War I.
Along the way the reader will meet and be captivated by an astonishingly long list of famous characters ranging from Vercingetorix right through to President Paul Deschanel.
Follow the trials and tribulations of the inhabitants of Gaul as they grapple with the Romans and Attila the Hun. From there, read of the emergence of the Franks as the leading house of nobles, the exploits of Charlemagne, the arrival of the Vikings and their settlement in Normandy, the Crusades, the centuries-long warfare with England, the religious conflicts, the bloody events of the French Revolution, the rise and fall of Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War and the world’s first Communist revolution. The narrative ends after chronicling the epic struggle and destruction caused by the Great War of 1914–18.
This compelling history, told with excitement and vigor, is fully reformatted, illustrated, and indexed.
About the author: Mary MacGregor (1874–1961) was one of the most important juvenile historical authors of the early twentieth century. She specialized in classic history and European myths, and achieved fame for her ability to convert complex themes into simple storylines.