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Character and Conduct
‘Never Trust Experts’
Lord Salisbury seeks to calm the Viceroy of India’s nerves in the face of anti-Russian hysteria.
by Robert Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury 1830-1903
Timur in Russia
Timur, Muslim lord of Samarkand, threw his weight behind
the Golden Horde’s subjugation of Christian Russia, with unexpected results.
by Clay Lane
Discovery and Invention
Amy Johnson of Hull had clocked only ninety hours of
flying experience before taking off alone for Australia.
from Flight International May 23rd, 1930
Abel Tasman in New Zealand
The Dutch explorer ran across two islands in the Pacific of which Europeans knew nothing, but his chief desire was to get past them.
by William Pember Reeves 1857-1932
The Absent Minded Conquerors
Sir John Seeley urged us to cherish our close ties to India and other nations beyond Europe.
by Sir John Seeley 1834-1895
Kings and Queens of England
Anne to George III
A quick overview of the Kings and Queens of England from Queen Anne in 1702 to George III in 1760.
The Copy Book
Think and Speak