Shortly before giving birth to her first child, MAW
ambitiously proposed to write for Macmillan
a primer of English poetry. However, when she took some draft material to Macmillan general editor John Richard Green
Academics such as E. A. Freeman
and J. R. Green
sought her historical expertise, and asked for her help in a history textbook series.
Hayter, Alethea. Charlotte Yonge. Northcote House, 1996.
John Richard Green
published A Short History of the English People, a politically radical work that heralded a transition in historiography from accounts of select political and military events to a broader record of...