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The King, the Monkey and the Pea
A warlike king sets out to bag another small kingdom for his realms, but a monkey gets him thinking.
by Clay Lane based on a story from The Jataka Tales 4th century BC
The Making of Tommy Atkins
In all his years of soldiering at home and abroad, Major-General George Younghusband had never heard British soldiers talk like those in Kipling’s tales.
by Major-General Sir George John Younghusband 1859-1944
Massacre at Amritsar
After one of the worst outrages in modern British history, Winston Churchill stood up in the House of Commons to label the Amritsar Massacre an act of terrorism.
by Winston Spencer Churchill 1874-1965
Pillars of Justice
A witness appeared before a Calcutta court, only to find that
judge and learned counsel were determined to discredit her.
by Mirza Abu Taleb Khan 1752-1806
The First World War
Precision and Dispatch
The first setbacks for the German Empire in the Great War came courtesy of ANZAC troops.
by John Buchan 1875-1940
The Quiet Kingdom
James Tod brought order to Udaipur after years of turmoil, but not everyone appreciated him.
by Reginald Heber 1783-1826
The Copy Book
Think and Speak