Penelope Dellaporta reads Jane Austen's "The history of England from the reign of Henry IV to the death of Charles I" (1791). Written when she was fifteen, Austen characterized the work as written "by a partial, prejudiced and ignorant Historian," and "N.B.: There will be very few dates in this history."
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