Bibliographies for Helena’s Stories

Author’s Note: Perhaps you, like me, resemble Rudyard Kipling’s Elephant’s Child “who was full of ‘satiable curtiosity, and that means he asked ever so many questions.” If so, you might wonder what flower a kind Prioress in a 13th Century convent would offer a young nun as encouragement, or what Scotswomen of the 15th Century wore instead of a coat, or what an officer on “half pay” from the British Navy was expected to do. Or, maybe you wonder where I found Kipling’s “The Elephant’s Child.” To make these family stories as accurate and realistic as possible, I accessed a lot of information. The full bibliography for Rule! contains more than two hundred references, of which I listed thirty in the book. So, here’s the full list. Though a reference might deal with something as tiny as the availability of daffodils in the 1200’s, these details make up the environments in which the characters live.

It is a wonderful thing to live in a time when information is so readily accessed and cross-referenced.

 Rule!’s Bibliography


Anderson, Captain Robert Patrick, ed. Lieutenant Thomas Carnegy Anderson. A Personal Journal of the Siege of Lucknow. London: W. Thacker & Co., London, 1858. Google Books edition.

Asimov, Isaac. The Shaping of England. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1969.

Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. I (MUP), 1966

Barrera, Sarah and Corbacho, Eva – Guest Bloggers. The Ongoing Tragedy of India’s Widows. June 22, 2012

Bates, Dr. Crispin. “Mutiny at the Margins,” from Subalterns and Raj: South Asia since 1600. London: Routledge, 2007. Found at

Black, Adam Charles. Who’s Who, an Annual Biography. London: MacMillan & Co., 1904.

Boast, Richard A. Buying the Land, Selling the Land: Governments and Maori Land in the North Island 1865-1921, Victoria, NZ: Victoria Press, 2008.

Boisson, Philippe. Safety at Sea – Policies, Regulations and International Law. Edition Bureau Veritas. Paris: 1999, ISBN 2-86413-020-3, accessed January 2017

Browning, C. H., Genealogist to the Baronial Order. “Magna charta barons and their descendants, with the story of the Great Charter of King John: sketches of the celebrated twenty-five sureties for its observance, and their lineal descents from them of the members of the baronial Order of Runnemede.” London: Publication Committee of the Baronial Order, 1915.

Burke, John and Burke, John Bernard. Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry, Vol II. London: Henry Colburn, 1867. Google Books edition.

Cave, Edward as Sylvanus Urban, Gent. The Gentleman’s Magazine and Historical Chronicle, Volume 103, Part 1, January to June 1833. London: Samuel Ayscough, 1833. Google Books edition.

Cavendish, Richard. “Marriage of James IV of Scots and Margaret Tudor,” History Today, Volume 53, Issue 8, August 2003, accessed December 2016.

Childs, John. The Williamite Wars in Ireland. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2007.

Clark James Stanier, McArthur, John. The Naval Chronicle: Volume 6, July-December 1801: Containing a General and Biographical History of the Royal Navy of the United Kingdom, Volume 6. London: Cambridge University Press, republished September, 2010.

Cole, George S.  A Complete Dictionary of Dry Goods and History of Silk, Cotton, Linen, Wool and Other Fibrous Substances. Chicago: W. B. Conkey & Co, 1892. Google Boks edition.

Costain, Thomas B. The Conquering Family. New York: Knopf Doubleday, 2012.

Dales, Douglas. Alcuin Theology and Thought. London: James Clark & Co., 2013.

Davis, H. W. Carless. Charlemagne, a Hero of Two Nations. New York: G. P. Putnam & Sons, 1899. Google books edition.

Durant, Will. The Age of Faith. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950.

The English Peerage, or A View of the Ancient and Present State of the English Nobility, Vol. I. London: P. T. Spilsbury and Son, 1790. Google Books edition.

Fletcher, Richard. Converting by the Sword.  Christian History Institute, Issue 63, 1999, accessed online December 2016. https//

Gardiner, Samuel R. A Student’s History of England, Vol. I. London: Longmans, Green & Company, 1916, Gutenberg edition.

Gaskoin, Charles J. Alcuin: His Life and Work. London: C. J. Clay & Sons, 1907. Google books edition.

Goddard, T., Richards, G., Craddock and Joy. A Biographical Index to the Present House of Lords, Corrected to 1808. Great Britain: 1808. Google Books edition.

Guard, Rev. Wesley: Chief Incidents of the Siege of Derry with some Extracts Related to the Battle of the Boyne. Dublin: George Herbert & Co., 1884. Google Books edition.

Hackley, Erina Caroline Davies. “Helena Adelaide Davies,” unpublished monograph, California: May 24, 1998. Davies family collection.

Hedges, Chris. Where Sailing Was a Passage to Doom. Dallas Morning News, March 08,1988, quoted in “Arthurian Romances in Brittany”,_George_(1618-1690)_(DNB00),_Surgeons,_Dentists_and_Apothecaries_in_England,_Duke_of_Brittany hours,_Duchess_of_Brittany conquest_of_Ireland’s_Oak,_Queen_of_Castile,_Duke_of_Brittany,_Count_of_Anjou,_Abbess_of_Chelles’s_First_War_of_Independence_(term),_New_South_Wales,_Aachen,_1st_Earl_of_Tyrconnell,_Duke_of_Aquitaine,_1st_Earl_of_Pembroke

Isaacson, Cecil J. Admiral Lord Nelson and his Homeland. Los Angeles: Volt Corporation, 1983.

Kaye, Sir John William. Malleson, George Bruce. Kaye’s and Malleson’s History of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8, W. H. Allen & Co., London, 1888, page 381. Cited in

Kipling, Rudyard. “The Elephant’s Child.” The Just So Stories. Doubleday Page & Co, 1912. From Google Books.

Kipling, Rudyard. “The English Flag.” The Works of Rudyard Kipling: One Complete Volume. A Public Domain Book from Kindle, Location 1398 of 12324.

Matcham, Mary Eyre. The Nelsons of Burnham Thorpe. New York: John Land Co., 1911.

Norton Topics On-line, A Web Companion to The Norton Anthology of English Literature, 8 th Edition.“The Victorian Age: Victorian Imperialism Overview.”

Olian, Joanne, Editor. Victorian and Edwardian Fashions from “La Mode Illiustré. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 1988.

Scott, Sir Walter. The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Walter Scott, Baronet, Volume 27. London: A. and C. Black, 1871. Kindle edition.

Scoville, Warren Candler. The Persecution of Huguenots and French Economic Development, 1680-1720. Berkley: University of California Press. 1960.

“Services of Major-General Horatio Nelson Davies, Bengal Staff Corps” in Davies Family files. Source unknown.

Singh, General V. K. “Barrackpore Mutiny, Contribution of the Armed Forces to the Freedom Movement in India.Quoted in:

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Steiner, Liston, Grundy.  St Helena: Ascension, Tristan Da Cunha. Bradt Travel Guides, 2007.

Trailokyanath, Mitra, M.A., D.L. The Law Relating to the Hindu Widow, Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co., Calcutta.

Walker, Rev. George. Walker’s Diary of the Siege of Derry in 1688-89. Londonderry: James Hempton, 1806.

Walsh, John. Haydon, Colin. Taylor Stephen. The Church of England c.1689-c.1833: From Toleration to Tractarianism. London: Cambridge University Press, October 7, 1993.

Walter, Sir Richard. A Million of Facts, and Correct Data, in the Entire Circle of the Sciences. London: Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper, around 1830.

Williams, Neville, Editor. Milestones of History, “The Expanding World of Man.” New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1970.

Witherow, John. A History of the Siege of Londonderry and the Defense of Ennniskillen, http//: 1689/Contents.php.

Wrigley, E. A. People, Cities and Wealth.  Blackwell Publishing, 1989. Quoted in 1689/Contents.php

Thank you to Google Books, Kindle Books, and Wikipedia, as well as the many other contributing sites and libraries.















































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