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Liberty and Prosperity
Dixie on Thames
Victorian MP Richard Cobden offered a startling analogy for the American Civil War.
by Richard Cobden 1804-1865
St Bede of Jarrow
Imma claimed to be a harmless peasant, but there was
something about him that Ecgfrith, King of Northumbria, found downright uncanny.
by Clay Lane paraphrased from an account by St Bede of Jarrow 672-735
Extracts from Literature
A London barrister indulges in courtroom theatrics to win a
case, but it turns out that not everything is as it seems.
by Robert Southey 1774-1843
Discovery and Invention
An improbable chain of coincidences led to one of the great medical
revolutions just when it was most needed.
by Clay Lane
Statesman vs Politician
American journalist and poet WC Bryant numbered Richard Cobden MP among the world’s statesmen, not our politicians.
by William Cullen Bryant 1794-1878
Music and Musicians
Caught in the Act
Young Thomas Arne goes to extreme lengths to conceal his musical talent from his family.
by Charles Burney 1726-1814
The Copy Book
Think and Speak