Songs Written for C.R.L. Fletcher's "A History of England"
by Rudyard Kipling
These are the songs written by Kipling for Fletcher's History of England. Some of them are very well-known, like "The Dane-Geld", "Edgehill Fight" and "The Glory of the Garden." There is a minimum of the racial chauvanism that makes some of his work unpopular today, and what there is seems directed against Celts and Saxons of centuries past. It is instructive for Americans to read "The American Rebellion" for a modern patriotic Englishman's view of 1776. --Bob Blair