Lingering in History

In Volume 1 – Home Education, Charlotte Mason said:

“…history…is a subject which should be to the child an inexhaustible storehouse of ideas, should enrich the chambers of his House Beautiful with a thousand tableaux, pathetic and heroic, and should form in him, insensibly, principles whereby he will hereafter judge of the behaviour of nations, and will rule his own conduct as one of a nation. This is what the study of history should do for the child.” ~ page 279

“Let him…linger pleasantly over the history of a single man, a short period, until he thinks the thoughts of that man, is at home in the ways of that period. Though he is reading and thinking of the lifetime of a single man, he is really getting intimately acquainted with the history of a whole nation for a whole age.”  ~ page 280

Some great authors  I’ve enjoyed for lingering in a time period with engaging story lines and characters:

Genevieve Foster

G.A. Henty

Rosemary Sutcliff

Mary Macgregor

James Baldwin

Alfred Church

Heritage History and the Yesterday’s Classics collections come with many of these authors books for a low price. Many of them are also available as audio books.
Who are your go-to authors for lingering in a time and place?

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