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Discovery and Invention
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
Character and Conduct
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
Akbar Takes the Plunge
Emperor Akbar’s court physician told his nobles that beneath
the waters of a lake was a dry, cosy room, and dared them to find a way in.
by Samsam ud Daula Shah Nawaz Khan 1700-1758
American Revolutionary War
The American Revolutionary War
In 1775, London’s high-handed exploitation of her colonies for tax revenue began to look like a very expensive mistake.
by Clay Lane
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 First World War
John Buchan was moved by the way the nations of the British Empire volunteered for service in the Great War.
by John Buchan 1875-1940
The Copy Book
Think and Speak