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The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Between 1536 and 1539, King Henry VIII’s government divided up the Church’s property amongst themselves and left a trail of devastation.
by Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Extracts from Literature
Ardent opera buffs descend like locusts on Jenny Lind’s hotel, eager for a memento.
The Harrying of the North
Charles Dickens laments William the Conqueror’s brutal rampage
through rebellious Durham and Yorkshire.
‘Have a Care What You Do’
Lord George Gordon marched at the head of 50,000 protestors to the
House of Commons, to demand that George III’s England did not become like Louis XVI’s France.
Hereward the Wake
Charles Dickens tells the story of Hereward the Wake, the
last Englishman to stand up to William the Conqueror.
‘Let’s Be a Comfortable Couple’
The offices of the Cheeryble Brothers are humming with excitement over two upcoming
weddings, and Tim Linkinwater finds the mood is catching.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak