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Churchill Books
Correlated with Arnold-Forster
and An Island Story for Years 7 and 8

You can see schedules that break this down into 2 or 3 readings per week for Years 7 and 8 here, or into 4 readings per week for combo Years 7-8-9 in Two Years here.

Year 7

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 01 Britannia
         Arnold-Forster ch 1
                     An Island Story ch 1, 2, 3

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 02 Subjugation
                     An Island Story ch 4, 5

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 03 The Roman Province
                     An Island Story ch 6, 7, 8

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 04 The Lost Island
         Arnold-Forster ch 2, 3
                     An Island Story ch 9, 10

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 05 England
         Arnold-Forster ch 4
                     An Island Story ch 11, 12

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 06 The Vikings
         Arnold-Forster ch 5 837-871
                     An Island Story ch 13, 14

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 07 Alfred the Great
         Arnold-Forster ch 6 - Alfred
                     An Island Story ch 15, 16, 17

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 08 The Saxon Dusk
         Arnold-Forster ch 7, ch 8
                     An Island Story ch 18, 19, 20, 21

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 09 The Norman Invasion
         Arnold-Forster ch 9 1016-1066
                     An Island Story ch 22, 23

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 10 William the Conqueror
         Arnold-Forster ch 10, 11, 12
                     An Island Story ch 24, 25, 26

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 11 Growth Amid Turmoil
         Arnold-Forster ch 13 1066-1087. ch 14: feudalism
         Arnold-Forster ch 15 William II
         Arnold-Forster ch 16 Henry I (Beauclerc)
         Arnold-Forster ch 17 Stephen; Matilda
                     An Island Story ch 27, 28

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 12 Henry Plantagenet
         Arnold-Forster ch 18 Henry II (Plantagenet)
                     An Island Story ch 29, 30, 31

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 13 The English Common Law
                     An Island Story ch 32

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 14 Coeur de Lion
         Arnold-Forster ch 19 - Richard Couer de Lion
                     An Island Story ch 33, 34

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 15 Magna Carta
         Arnold-Forster ch 20 John, Magna Carta
         Arnold-Forster ch 21 Magna Carta
                     An Island Story ch 35, 36

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 16 On the Anvil
         Arnold-Forster ch 22 Henry III
                     An Island Story ch 37, 38

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 17 The Mother of Parliaments
                     An Island Story ch 39

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 18 King Edward I
         Arnold-Forster ch 23 Edward 1
                     An Island Story ch 40, 41, 42

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 19 Bannockburn
         Arnold-Forster ch 24 Scotland
                     An Island Story ch 43, 44

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 20 Scotland and Ireland
         Arnold-Forster ch 25
                     An Island Story ch 45

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 21 The Long-Bow
         Arnold-Forster ch 26
                     An Island Story ch 46, 47

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 22 The Black Death
         Arnold-Forster ch 27 (first half)
                     An Island Story ch 48

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 23 King Richard II and the Social Revolt
         Arnold-Forster ch 27 (second half)
                     An Island Story ch 49

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 24 The Usurpation of Henry Bolingbroke
         Arnold-Forster ch 28
                     An Island Story ch 50, 51

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 25 The Empire of Henry V
         Arnold-Forster ch 29
                     An Island Story ch 52, 53

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 26 Joan of Arc
         Arnold-Forster ch 30 (first half)
                     An Island Story ch 54

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 27 York and Lancaster
         Arnold-Forster ch 30 (second half)
         Arnold-Forster ch 31 (first half)
                     An Island Story ch 55

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 28 The Wars of the Roses
         Arnold-Forster ch 31 (second half)
                     An Island Story ch 56

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 29 The Adventures of Edward IV
         Arnold-Forster ch 32
         Arnold-Forster ch 33
                     An Island Story ch 57

Churchill Birth of Britain ch 30 Richard III
         Arnold-Forster ch 34
                     An Island Story ch 58, 59


Year 8

Churchill The New World ch 01 The Round World
         Arnold-Forster ch 35, half
                     An Island Story ch 60

Churchill The New World ch 02 The Tudor Dynasty
         Arnold-Forster ch 35, half
                     An Island Story ch 61

Churchill The New World ch 03 King Henry VIII
         Arnold-Forster ch 36
                     An Island Story ch 62

Churchill The New World ch 04 Cardinal Wolsey
         Arnold-Forster ch 37
                     An Island Story ch 63

Churchill The New World ch 05 The Break with Rome
         Arnold-Forster ch 38
                     An Island Story ch 64

Churchill The New World ch 06 The End of the Monasteries
         Arnold-Forster ch 39
                     An Island Story ch 65, 66

Churchill The New World ch 07 The Protestant Struggle
         Arnold-Forster ch 40
         Arnold-Forster ch 41
         Arnold-Forster ch 42
                     An Island Story ch 67, 68

Churchill The New World ch 08 Good Queen Bess
         Arnold-Forster ch 43
         Arnold-Forster ch 44
                     An Island Story ch 69, 70

Churchill The New World ch 09 The Spanish Armada
         Arnold-Forster ch 45
         Arnold-Forster ch 46
         Arnold-Forster ch 47
                     An Island Story ch 71, 72

Churchill The New World ch 10 Gloriana
         Arnold-Forster ch 48
         Arnold-Forster ch 49
         Arnold-Forster ch 50
                     An Island Story ch 73

Churchill The New World ch 11 The United Crowns
         Arnold-Forster ch 51: How a Stuart became King of England; The New King and His Subjects; Doctrine of Divine Right; Beginning of Troubles
                     An Island Story ch 74

Churchill The New World ch 12 The Mayflower
         Arnold-Forster ch 51: Pilgrim Fathers; Gunpowder Plot; James Quarrels; Ancestors of Edward VII; Translation of the Bible; Union with Scotland
                     An Island Story ch 75

Churchill The New World ch 13 Charles I and Buckingham
         Arnold-Forster ch 52
                     An Island Story ch 76

Churchill The New World ch 14 The Personal Rul
         Arnold-Forster ch 53: Ship-money; Two Evil Counsellors
                     An Island Story ch 77

Churchill The New World ch 15 The Revolt of Parliament
         Arnold-Forster ch 53: The Long Parliament; Arrest of the Five Members

Churchill The New World ch 16 The Great Rebellion
         Arnold-Forster ch 54: War; Cromwell and Ironsides
                     An Island Story ch 78

Churchill The New World ch 17 Marston Moor and Naseby
         Arnold-Forster ch 54: Rise of the Independents

Churchill The New World ch 18 The Axe Falls
         Arnold-Forster ch 54: The King's Crown Goes Down; Death of the King
                     An Island Story ch 79

Churchill The New World ch 19 The English Republic
         Arnold-Forster ch 55: Commons Triumphant; Cromwell in Ireland; Dunbar and Worcester; Quarrel with the Dutch
                     An Island Story ch 80

Churchill The New World ch 20 The Lord Protector
         Arnold-Forster ch 55: Fight for the Carrying Trade; End of the Long- Parliament; His Highness the Lord Protector

Churchill The New World ch 21 The Restoration
         Arnold-Forster ch 55: End of the Commonwealth; The Restoration

Churchill The New World ch 22 The Merry Monarch
         Arnold-Forster ch 56: A Fair Beginning; Dutch in the Medway
                     An Island Story ch 81

Churchill The New World ch 23 The Popish Plot
         Arnold-Forster ch 56: Pestilence and Fire
                     An Island Story ch 82

Churchill The New World ch 24 Whig and Tory
         Arnold-Forster ch 56: The "Cabal"
                     An Island Story ch 83, 84

Churchill The New World ch 25 The Catholic King
         Arnold-Forster ch 57
                     An Island Story ch 85

Churchill The New World ch 26 The Revolution of 1688
         Arnold-Forster ch 58
                     An Island Story ch 86




In Years 9 and 10, Arnold-Forster gets more into Britain's dominions, and the book's tone is decidedly colonialist and, therefore, AO does not suggest Arnold-Forster for Years 9 and 10. The book also lines up less well with Churchill. But if you were curious to see a breakdown, this is what it might look like.

Year 9

Term 1: 18 readings (1 or 2 readings per week over a 12-week term)
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Queen (Anne) and her Councillors.
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The War with France
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Triumph of Marlborough.
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Tories in Office
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Fall of Marlborough
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Last of the Stuarts.
Arnold-Forster ch 59 The Union with Scotland
Arnold-Forster ch 60 (Stuarts) Magna Charta Re-enacted.
Arnold-Forster ch 60 Responsibility of Ministers -- The "Cabinet."
Arnold-Forster ch 60 The House of Commons and the People of England
Arnold-Forster ch 61 Milton, the Puritan Poet
Arnold-Forster ch 61 Puritan Prose-Writers.
Arnold-Forster ch 61 Other Poets and Prose-Writers of the Early Stuart Period
Arnold-Forster ch 62 The Essayists.
Arnold-Forster ch 62 Pope -- Early Newspapers
Arnold-Forster ch 63 Chapter 63. Science, Art, and Daily Life Under the Stuarts.
Arnold-Forster ch 63 The Royal Society -- Newton and Wren -- Harvey
Arnold-Forster ch 63 Population Prices Wages Art.

Term 2: 30 readings (2 or 3 readings per week over a 12-week term)
Arnold-Forster ch 64 The German King (George I)
Arnold-Forster ch 64 Why King George Found a Welcome
Arnold-Forster ch 64 The Beginning of Troubles
Arnold-Forster ch 64 "The 'Fifteen" -- Success
Arnold-Forster ch 64 "The 'Fifteen" -- Failure
Arnold-Forster ch 64 England and the Quarrels of Europe
Arnold-Forster ch 64 About the Country's Debts
Arnold-Forster ch 64 The South Sea Bubble
Arnold-Forster ch 65 George II. and His Great Prime Minister. -- Peace
Arnold-Forster ch 65 "Jenkins's Ear," and War at Last
Arnold-Forster ch 65 Continental Quarrels, and the Rise of Prussia
Arnold-Forster ch 65 The "Young Pretender" and His Friends
Arnold-Forster ch 65 The "'Forty-Five."
Arnold-Forster ch 65 The March to Derby -- Culloden
Arnold-Forster ch 65 The Peace of Aix-la-Chapelle
Arnold-Forster ch 65 War by Land and Sea -- The Loss of Minorca
Arnold-Forster ch 66 War -- England and France in India and America
Arnold-Forster ch 66 Clive
Arnold-Forster ch 66 The Battle of Plassey, and the Conquest of Bengal
Arnold-Forster ch 66 Wolfe
Arnold-Forster ch 66 A Wonderful Year. 1759 -- John Wesley
Arnold-Forster ch 67 The Loss of the American Colonies
Arnold-Forster ch 67 "George, George, be King."
Arnold-Forster ch 67 The American Colonies and the Stamp Act
Arnold-Forster ch 67 Washington, and the Declaration of Independence
Arnold-Forster ch 67 The Surrender of Yorktown, and the End of the War
Arnold-Forster ch 67 "The Darkest Hour Comes Before the Dawn." -- "United Empire Loyalists."
Arnold-Forster ch 68 Chapter 68. The Act of Union With Ireland.
Arnold-Forster ch 68 Pitt and Fox.
Arnold-Forster ch 68 Great Britain and Ireland

Term 3: 19 readings (1 or 2 readings per week over a 12-week term)
Arnold-Forster ch 68 Grattan's Parliament and the Act of Union
Arnold-Forster ch 69 The Beginning of the [French] Revolution
Arnold-Forster ch 69 The Death of Louis XVI.
Arnold-Forster ch 69 Great Britain and the Revolution. -- The British Navy
Arnold-Forster ch 70 Chapter 70. The Great War with France
Arnold-Forster ch 70 Part I. Napoleon Buonaparte
Arnold-Forster ch 70 The Mutiny of the Fleet
Arnold-Forster ch 70 "The Nile," and the Defence of Acre
Arnold-Forster ch 70 "Armed Neutrality." -- The Battle of Copenhagen and Peace of Amiens
Arnold-Forster ch 70 War Again
Arnold-Forster ch 70 Boulogne -- Trafalgar
Arnold-Forster ch 70 Austerlitz. Fox in Office
Arnold-Forster ch 71 Part II. Buonaparte Master of Europe -- Jena -- Eylau.
Arnold-Forster ch 71 Wellesley in India -- "The Continental System."
Arnold-Forster ch 71 War on Land -- The Peninsula -- Failure
Arnold-Forster ch 71 The Walcheren Expedition -- Victories in the Peninsula
Arnold-Forster ch 71 The Russian Campaign -- The Abdication of the Emperor -- War with the United States
Arnold-Forster ch 71 The "Hundred Days," and Waterloo.
Arnold-Forster ch 71 The Prisoner of St. Helena




In Year 10, Arnold-Forster lines up even less neatly with Churchill and would not have enough material to cover history adequately on its own, especially in Term 2, which corresponds to the US Civil War. Arnold-Forster loosely fits into Year 10 like this -- 10 readings each term, with one reading per week (and a few weeks off).

Term 1
Arnold-Forster ch 72 (George IV) The Regency -- George IV. -- Navarino
Arnold-Forster ch 72 Catholic Emancipation and Reform -- Slavery -- The Factory Act
Arnold-Forster ch 73 (Victoria) Canada -- The Chartists
Arnold-Forster ch 73 The Anti-Corn-Law League -- The Potato Famine
Arnold-Forster ch 73 Troubles in the Year "Forty-Eight."
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Death of the Great Duke.
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Crimean War.
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Conquest of Scinde and the Indian Mutiny
Arnold-Forster ch 74 Cawnpore -- Lucknow -- Delhi.
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Volunteer Movement

Term 2
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Civil War in the United States -- The "Alabama" -- The Geneva Award
Arnold-Forster ch 74 The Cotton Famine

Arnold-Forster ch 74 Our Own Times
Arnold-Forster ch 75 The Australian Colonies and South Africa.
Arnold-Forster ch 75 The British Empire
Arnold-Forster ch 76 The Growing Giant.
Arnold-Forster ch 76 The French Revolution and British Freedom
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Freedom of the Individual: the Abolition of Slavery and the Slave Trade
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Freedom of the Individual (continued): The Slavery of Toil -- Freeing the Worker
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Freedom of Thought and Religious Opinion

Term 3
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Freedom of Communication -- The Steamboat and the Locomotive
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Freedom of the Press -- Cheap Postage --The Electric Telegraph
Arnold-Forster ch 76 Free Trade -- Freedom of Parliamentary Voting
Arnold-Forster ch 76 The Improvement of Machinery
Arnold-Forster ch 77 Writers and Artists of the Eighteenth Century.
Arnold-Forster ch 77 Edmund Burke.
Arnold-Forster ch 77 Cowper, Sheridan, Campbell, Lamb
Arnold-Forster ch 77 Byron, Shelley, Keats, Burns, and Scott
Arnold-Forster ch 77 The Lake Poets Southey, Wordsworth, Coleridge
Arnold-Forster ch 77 Moore, Macaulay. -- The Writers of Our Own Time