This book, Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty, is a historical fiction/nonfiction novel.
Everything About Beric the Briton
Below, we give a brief overview of the book and links to where you can read it (some are FREE). We’ve also included our findings online for activities, quizzes, and worksheets related to the book. And don’t forget the links to more encyclopedic information for historical content in the book. All of the work has been done for you, and it’s all here! *Occasionally, we will update the resources for this book; so, check back in, or sign up for the MiniMize Newsletter.
The Pictures from Beric the Briton
Before we begin, I would like to point out the pictures in this article.
All were taken from the Internet Archive version of Beric the Briton, found here.
Cover art for this edition of Beric the Briton was presumably made by the publisher, London Blackie & Son.
The twelve black and white illustrations are by W. Parkinson.
To see all of the pictures from this book, go here.
Subjects Covered in Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty
There are five subjects covered by Beric the Briton: a Story of the Roman Invasion.
These subjects are Literature, British Literature, Ancient History, World History, and British History.
The approximate historical date is between the years 61 to 63 A.D.
Reading Level of Beric the Briton
Beric the Briton, by George Alfred Henty, is appropriate for Middle Grade and Young Adult readers.
This means that it can be read from approximately 6th grade into adulthood; or at around 13 years of age.
However, educators should be aware that the book contains racial content that will need to be discussed with the student.
Placement In the MiniMize Book List
Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty, is book number 134 in the MiniMize Homeschool book list.
This places it in the Middle School Level.
The book is the 6th book to be read during Year 6 of school.
The adventure follows Beric, a hostage of the Romans, during the Roman invasion of Britain.
As Beric attempts to help free other slaves, he encounters many historical personalities.
Chapters – Beric the Briton
Beric the Briton contains 21 Chapters. The chapter titles, taken from the Gutenberg book (below), are as follows:
CHAPTER I: A HOSTAGE
CHAPTER II: CITY AND FOREST
CHAPTER III: A WOLF HUNT
CHAPTER IV: AN INFURIATED PEOPLE
CHAPTER V: THE SACK OF CAMALODUNUM
CHAPTER VI: FIRST SUCCESSES
CHAPTER VII: DEFEAT OF THE BRITONS
CHAPTER VIII: THE GREAT SWAMPS
CHAPTER IX: THE STRUGGLE IN THE SWAMP
CHAPTER X: BETRAYED
CHAPTER XI: A PRISONER
CHAPTER XII: A SCHOOL FOR GLADIATORS
CHAPTER XIII: A CHRISTIAN
CHAPTER XIV: ROME IN FLAMES
CHAPTER XV: THE CHRISTIANS TO THE LIONS
CHAPTER XVI: IN NERO’S PALACE
CHAPTER XVII: BETROTHAL
CHAPTER XVIII: THE OUTBREAK
CHAPTER XIX: OUTLAWS
CHAPTER XX: MOUNTAIN WARFARE
CHAPTER XXI: OLD FRIENDS
Activities for Beric the Briton
We tried searching for “Beric the Briton Book Test.”
Then, we tried test, quiz, activities, reading guide, study guide, and other combinations of words.
Unfortunately, we only found two options.
The Two Options
One required the purchase of an audio version of the book.
The other was listed on multiple reviews of an audio version and required signing up to view it.
Both can be found with a quick Google search, but we did not feel comfortable recommending either version.
A MiniMize Worksheet
There is hope, though.
The MiniMize Life is creating a fill in the blank worksheet for Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty.
This worksheet will contain 2 pages with 21 days of activities and a total of 21 questions in all. There’s one question for each chapter.
An Answer Key is also attached at the end of the worksheet.
How the Worksheet Works
This worksheet will guide a student through reading the book and prompt them to complete a simple activity.
The student will begin each day by reading the day’s first question and the corresponding chapter.
Next, they will find the sentence in the chapter and fill in the missing words.
Instructions on the MiniMize Worksheet for Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty, state the following.
Number 1, below, is a sentence from Chapter 1, number 2 from Chapter 2, etc. Read the entire chapter, then find the sentence, below, in the Chapter. In the blanks, write the missing words.
Where Can I Get the MiniMize Worksheet?
The MiniMize Worksheet described above is currently in production.
The Worksheet has been developed and is awaiting editing and copyright processes.
When these have been completed, The MiniMize Life will release the worksheet and make it available here.
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Read Beric the Briton, by G. A. Henty
If you just can’t wait to read Beric the Briton, The MiniMize Life has found it in multiple formats for you!
Below, you will find links to e-books, audiobooks, and other formats for free and for purchase.
We all LOVE free stuff!
Below, are the MiniMize recommended e-books for Beric the Briton: a Story of the Roman Invasion, by G. A. Henty. While free isn’t always better, we want to make sure that you can homeschool no matter what your financial situation might be.
Each section explains a little about the version and gives you a link to the FREE BOOK.
You must know, Gutenberg.org is all about free, open-source, and public domain.
This version of Beric the Briton works perfectly for many eReaders and devices.
The FREE e-book from Gutenberg can be found here.
A word of caution: the audio readings offered by Gutenberg sound a bit robotic.
*This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
The most beautiful collection of e-Books, Internet Archive, specializes in scanned versions of actual books.
Keep an eye out for missing pages, though. While we try to avoid this issue, sometimes it’s unavoidable with these old books.
You can read a FREE scanned copy of Beric the Briton at Internet Archive, here.
If you like to keep your books in a Google Play account, then Google Books is for you.
You can find the FREE e-book on Google Books, here.
Want an audio version of the book?
They’re especially helpful on long car rides!
Check out the following sources.
Be aware, however, that LibriVox relies on volunteers to record their audiobooks.
The recordings are not usually narrated by professionals, and many books have more than one narrator.
They are real voices, though; so that’s a plus!
Go to YouTube to find another great FREE resource for Beric the Briton.
This is not an actual “video,” and only shows a still depiction of the book.
It is, however, a useful way to hear the audio of the LibriVox recording, above.
The FREE audio/video version is available from Old Library Audiobooks in two parts.
Beric the Briton, Part 1
Beric the Briton, Part 2
Audible, by Amazon
While Audible books are not usually free, they are affordable and are typically of better quality.
Especially when narrated by Jim Hodges.
Sometimes, you just want to touch and smell a real book, right? That’s what Amazon’s for!
If printing and binding the book yourself from one of the choices above doesn’t sound appealing, here’s the alternative.
If you prefer to buy Beric the Briton already bound and printed, you can purchase a copy on Amazon, here.
We love Kindles! They’re so much easier to use.
Just point, click, buy, and read.
Those of you that prefer that convenience (like we do) can get the Kindle edition, here.
Beric the Briton: a Story of the Roman Invasion, by G. A. Henty
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