The Wee Web - exploring Ladybird books
Search Title  Search Keyword advanced search >
Ladybird books - information regarding Wills & Hepworth
HOME
THE SHOP
BUY LADYBIRD BOOKS
SELL YOUR LADYBIRDS

Ladybird Info
A Ladybird History
Browse the Ladybird Series & their Books
Identify Your Edition
Book Formats
The Image Gallery
Authors & Illustrators
FAQs & Answers
Rare Editions
Ephemera and other Collectables
ITA Ladybird
Ladybird News Archive

Popular Series
Well Loved Tales
Key Words Reading Scheme
Adventures from History
People at Work

help menu
links
about us
terms & conditions
privacy policy
contact us

Boys and Girls
Recommend this
page to a friend


 
Ladybird series 561
Adventures from History
49 titles published between 1940 - 1980
This is the largest Ladybird series produced between 1940 and 1980 and was one of the more popular. The first 23 titles of the series, 19 of which were produced with dust-wrappers, were all written by L Du Garde Peach and illustrated by John Kenney.
Ladybird Adventures from History Books
After 1965 the books were produced with the standard matt pictorial boards but in 1976 new titles and reprints to the series were changed to having the cover picture framed with a blue border. Although a few titles were revised through the years the series survived reprint up to 1986.
Blue-bordered Ladybird History Books
This series examined many of the great men and women from history. It covers great rulers such as Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar; great explorers like Scott and Cook; it also explored some of the great civilisations of the world including the Aztecs, the Incas and the Vikings.

Books in series 561 - There were 49 titles published in this series between 1940 and 1980 inclusive. Click on any title to see the first edition, synopsis and other information.

King Alfred the Great - L Du Garde Peach - 1956
William the Conqueror - L Du Garde Peach - 1956
Sir Walter Raleigh - L Du Garde Peach - 1957
The Story of Nelson - L Du Garde Peach - 1957
The First Queen Elizabeth - L Du Garde Peach - 1958
The Story of Captain Cook - L Du Garde Peach - 1958
Florence Nightingale - L Du Garde Peach - 1959
Julius Caesar and Roman Britain - L Du Garde Peach - 1959
The Story of Charles II - L Du Garde Peach - 1960
David Livingstone - L Du Garde Peach - 1960
Stone Age Man in Britain - L Du Garde Peach - 1961
Christopher Columbus - L Du Garde Peach - 1961
Marco Polo - L Du Garde Peach - 1962
The Story of Henry V - L Du Garde Peach - 1962
Oliver Cromwell - L Du Garde Peach - 1963
Captain Scott - L Du Garde Peach - 1963
Alexander the Great - L Du Garde Peach - 1963
Robert the Bruce - L Du Garde Peach - 1964
Richard the Lion Heart - L Du Garde Peach - 1965
Charles Dickens - L Du Garde Peach - 1965
Warwick the Kingmaker - L Du Garde Peach - 1966
Cleopatra and Ancient Egypt - L Du Garde Peach - 1966
James I and the Gunpowder Plot - L Du Garde Peach - 1967
Kings and Queens (Book 1) - L Du Garde Peach - 1968
Kings and Queens (Book 2) - L Du Garde Peach - 1968
Napoleon - L Du Garde Peach - 1968
King John and Magna Carta - L Du Garde Peach - 1969
Joan of Arc - L Du Garde Peach - 1971
The Pilgrim Fathers - L Du Garde Peach - 1972
Elizabeth Fry - L Du Garde Peach - 1973
Great Civilisations - Egypt - E J Shaw - 1973
Henry VIII - L Du Garde Peach - 1973
Henry II and Thomas Becket - John Roberts - 1973
Great Civilisations - Greece - Clarence Greig - 1974
Great Civilisations - Rome - Clarence Greig - 1974
Samuel Pepys - Nicholas Abbott - 1974
Hannibal - L Du Garde Peach - 1974
Robert Louis Stevenson - Barbara Brill - 1975
Bonnie Prince Charlie - L Du Garde Peach - 1975
Great Civilisations - Crete - Clarence Greig - 1976
Great Civilisations - The Vikings - Brenda Lewis - 1976
Queen Victoria - John Roy Charles Yglesias - 1976
Sir Francis Drake - Edyth Harper - 1977
John Wesley - John Vickers - 1977
Elizabeth Gaskell - Barbara Brill - 1977
Great Civilisations - The Mycenaeans - Clarence Greig - 1978
Great Civilisations - Incas - Brenda Lewis - 1978
Great Civilisations - The Aztecs - Brenda Lewis - 1978
Great Civilisations - China - Ian A Morrison - 1978
<< back to all series
Ladybird Articles
The M.O.D. Computer book myth
Tootling About - registration plates
Ladybird protest NHS sex manual
Pagan birdlife inspired by Ladybird
more articles >

Barry Driscoll - Ladybird author
read about
Barry Driscoll
Random fact

Wills and Hepworth registered the Ladybird logo in 1915 and became a Limited Company in 1924.


BUY OUR definitive guide to LADYBIRD BOOKS

Other Wee Web projects
Author / Illustrator database
Visit our
Ladybird Blog