STORIES OF GIRLS WHO INFLUENCED THE HISTORY OF THEIR TIMES
by E. S. Brooks
from the pages of St. Nicholas Magazine
Twelve stories of real girls who influenced historical events through courage,
perseverance and fortitude. Learn about Zenobia of Palmyra, Helena of Britain,
Pulcheria of Constantinople, Clotilda of Burgundy, Woo of Whang-Ho, Edith of
Scotland, Jacqueline of Holland (featured on our cover), Catarina of Venice,
Theresa of Avila, Elizabeth of Tudor, Christina of Sweden, and Ma-Ta-Oka of Pow-Ha-Tan
(or Pocahontas). This volume is also an excellent introduction to the study of
history. Originally compiled in 1887 from selections which first appeared in
Saint Nicholas magazine, they will delight today’s young readers as much as they
did their great-grandparents when these tales first were written.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Elbridge Streeter Brooks was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, April 14, 1846 and died in Somerville on January 7, 1902. He wrote many books and stories for children including Historic Girls (1885), Chivalric Days (1886), and The Story of New York (1888).