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An Aristocracy of Mere Wealth
Richard Cobden was not a little envious of the USA’s
open and can-do society, but he did not covet her republicanism.
by Richard Cobden 1804-1865
American Revolutionary War
The Battle of Flamborough Head
When captain Richard Pearson of the Royal Navy surrendered to
American revolutionary John Paul Jones, Jones naturally assumed that meant he had won.
Britain and the Tsars
Britain’s ties to the rulers of Russia go back to the time of the Norman Invasion.
Bullies to the Weak, Cowards to the Strong
Richard Cobden wanted to know why British policy towards China was so different to our policy towards the USA and European powers.
The Changing Face of Japan
Joseph Longford described how Japan had changed from the day he
first joined the Japan Consular Service to the day he retired as Consul in Nagasaki.
by Joseph Longford 1849-1925
Music and Musicians
The most important English-born composer of Handel’s day, known for his tuneful music and very busy diary.
music by Charles Avison 1709-1770
The Copy Book
Think and Speak