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Music and Musicians
Ode to (English) Joy
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony was commissioned by a fiercely independent Britain, and Beethoven was excited to oblige.
Three Ages of Empire
Sir Charles Lucas looked back at the role of the Government, the military and private enterprise during three centuries of British adventure overseas.
by Sir Charles Prestwood Lucas 1853–1931
The United States of the Ionian Islands
The British liberated the Ionian islands from Napoleon, then gave them fifty happy years and the game of cricket.
The future hero of Waterloo dealt with political ambush as comfortably as he dealt with the military kind.
by Samuel Smiles 1812-1904
Winston Spencer Churchill
Winston Churchill’s Final Journey
The heroic and charismatic statesman’s last journey was replete with echoes of his extraordinary life.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak