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50 Famous Stories

listed with dates and synopsis in chapter order as they appear in the book, and in chronological order
50 Famous Stories by James Baldwin is online here

BOOK ORDER

King Alfred and the Cakes - - - - (Saxon England) -- Alfred the Great. Danish invasion around 876-878*
King Alfred and the Beggar - - - - (Saxon England) - Alfred the Great. Danish defeat around 896-897*.
King Canute on the Seashore - - - - Canute the Great, King of England 1017-1035*
The Sons of William the Conqueror - - - - Duke of Normandy (1035-1087 AD) , then King of England (1066-1087) after won Battle of Hastings (1066) . Died 1087*.
The White Ship - - - - Prince William, son of King Henry, grandson of William the Conq. Story of Prince's death (1120 AD*)
King John and the Abbot - - - - King of England 1199-1216*
A Story of Robin Hood - - - - during King Richard and Prince John 1190-1194*
Bruce and the Spider - - - - Robert Bruce King of Scotland vs England (Britain, ~1308*)
The Black Douglas - - - - James Douglas, Britain, lived 1286-1330AD, story set after 1306*
Three Men of Gotham;Other Wise Men of Gotham - - - - time of King John, town feigned stupidity so king would not live there (1199-1216*)
The Miller of the Dee - - - - later Middle Ages
Sir Philip Sidney - - - - Sir Philip Sidney (1586*)
The Ungrateful Soldier - - - - 1600s*
Sir Humphrey Gilbert;Sir Walter Raleigh - - - - 1583*
Pocahontas - - - - 1607*
George Washington and his Hatchet - - - - ~1740*
Grace Darling - - - - 1838*
The Story of William Tell - - - - Switzerland 1300's*
Arnold Winkelried - - - - 1386*
The Bell of Atri - - - - no date
How Napoleon Crossed the Alps - - - - 1800*
The Story of Cincinnatus - - - - (Roman) 458 BC*, protected Rome from invaders
The Story of Regulus - - - - (Roman) 255-250 BC* a treaty was signed between Carthage and Rome
Cornelia's Jewels - - - - (Roman) 190 -- 100 BC) *
Androclus and the Lion - - - - (Roman) slave of Tiberius Claudius Nero (42BC-- AD 37) *
Horatius at the Bridge - - - - (Roman) 496 BC* defended Rome from Etruscans
Julius Caesar - - - - 100-44 BC*
The Sword of Damocles; Damon and Pythias - - - - (Greek) Dionysius I of Syracuse, 432-367 BC*
A Laconic Answer;The Ungrateful Guest;Alexander and Bucephalus; Diogenes the Wise Man - - - - (Greek) Philip of Macedon vs Sparta 346 BC*Philip344 BC* (Greek) ca. 412 -- 323 BC*
The Brave Three Hundred - - - - Leonidas King of Sparta, Thermopylae 480 BC*
Socrates and his House - - - - (Greek) 470-399 BC
The King and his Hawk - - - - Genghis Khan 1162-1227 AD*
Doctor Goldsmith - - - - Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) *
The Kingdoms - - - - Frederick William, King of Prussia from 1713-1740*
The Barmecide Feast - - - - from Arabian Nights, 8th century*
The Endless Tale - - - - Far East, no date
The Blind Men and the Elephant - - - - 600s BC
Maximilian and the Goose Boy - - - - (King of Bavaria, 1805-1825*)
The Inchcape Rock - - - - 14th century*
Whittington and his Cat - - - - (Britain, 1350-1423*)
Casabianca - - - - 1798* Battle of the Nile between French and English
Antonio Canova - - - - Italian sculptor, 1757-1822*
Picciola - - - - France, early 1800's* (during Napoleon)
Mignon - - - - opera based on a story by Goethe, end of 18th century*


CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

The Blind Men and the Elephant - - - - 600s BC
Horatius at the Bridge - - - - (Roman) 496 BC* defended Rome from Etruscans
The Brave Three Hundred - - - - Leonidas King of Sparta, Thermopylae 480 BC*
The Story of Cincinnatus - - - - (Roman) 458 BC*, protected Rome from invaders
The Sword of Damocles; Damon and Pythias - - - - (Greek) Dionysius I of Syracuse, 432-367 BC*
A Laconic Answer; The Ungrateful Guest;Alexander and Bucephalus; Diogenes the Wise Man - - - - (Greek)
Philip of Macedon vs Sparta 346 BC*
Philip 344 BC* (Greek) ca. 412 -- 323 BC*
Socrates and his House - - - - (Greek) 470-399 BC
The Story of Regulus - - - - (Roman) 255-250 BC* a treaty was signed between Carthage and Rome
Cornelia's Jewels - - - - (Roman) 190 -- 100 BC*
Julius Caesar - - - - 100-44 BC*
Androclus and the Lion - - - - (Roman) slave of Tiberius Claudius Nero (42BC-- AD 37) *
The Barmecide Feast - - - - from Arabian Nights, 8th century*
King Alfred and the Cakes - - - - (Saxon England) -- Alfred the Great. Danish invasion around 876-878*
King Alfred and the Beggar - - - - (Saxon England) - Alfred the Great. Danish defeat around 896-897*.
King Canute on the Seashore - - - - Canute the Great, King of England 1017-1035*
The Sons of William the Conqueror - - - - Duke of Normandy (1035-1087 AD) , then King of England (1066-1087) after won Battle of Hastings (1066) . Died 1087*.
The White Ship - - - - Prince William, son of King Henry, grandson of William the Conq. Story of Prince's death (1120 AD*)
The King and his Hawk - - - - Genghis Khan 1162-1227 AD*
A Story of Robin Hood;King John and the Abbot;Three Men of Gotham; Other Wise Men of Gotham - - - - during King Richard and Prince John 1190-1194*King of England 1199-1216*time of King John, town feigned stupidity so king would not live there (1199-1216*)
Bruce and the Spider;The Black Douglas - - - - Robert Bruce King of Scotland vs England (Britain, ~1308*) James Douglas, Britain, lived 1286-1330AD, story set after 1306*
The Story of William Tell - - - - Switzerland 1300's*
The Inchcape Rock - - - - 14th century*
Whittington and his Cat - - - - (Britain, 1350-1423*)
Arnold Winkelried - - - - 1386*
Sir Humphrey Gilbert;Sir Walter Raleigh - - - - 1583*
Sir Philip Sidney - - - - Sir Philip Sidney (1586*)
The Miller of the Dee - - - - later Middle Ages (1300-1500)
The Ungrateful Soldier - - - - 1600s*
Pocahontas - - - - 1607*
The Kingdoms - - - - Frederick William, King of Prussia from 1713-1740*
George Washington and his Hatchet - - - - ~1740*
Doctor Goldsmith - - - - Oliver Goldsmith (1730-1774) *
Antonio Canova - - - - Italian sculptor, 1757-1822*
Casabianca - - - - 1798* Battle of the Nile between French and English
Mignon - - - - opera based on a story by Goethe, end of 18th century*
How Napoleon Crossed the Alps; Picciola - - - - 1800* France, early 1800's* (during Napoleon)
Maximilian and the Goose Boy - - - - King of Bavaria from 1805-1825*
Grace Darling - - - - 1838*
The Bell of Atri - - - - fairy tale, no date
The Endless Tale - - - - Far East, no date

Thanks to Lisa Dal Santo for compiling and arranging this information.