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Liberty and Prosperity
The Friendship of Trade
As Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli stoked fears of Russian
aggression, John Bright said that Russia was only threatening when she felt threatened.
by John Bright 1811-1889
Kings and Queens of England
George III to Victoria
A quick overview of the Kings and Queens of England from George III in 1760 to Victoria in 1837.
by Clay Lane
The Glow Worm and the Jackdaw
In this fable from India, a sly little insect teaches a jackdaw
that all that glisters is not necessarily edible.
by P. V. Ramaswami Raju ?-1897
Discovery and Invention
Guns and Chaldrons
In 1770, agriculturist Arthur Young published his diary of a six-month tour of the north of England,
which included a visit to the coalfields and ironworks of the Tyne.
by Arthur Young 1741-1820
Sir Stamford Raffles
A Highly Polished People
Stamford Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Java, urged London to bypass our European partners and trade directly with Japan.
by Sir Stamford Raffles 1781-1826
Canada’s Hudson Bay has been a cause of war and an engine of
prosperity, but long before that it was the scene of cold treachery.
by Duncan A. McArthur 1885-1943
The Copy Book
Think and Speak