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The Battle of Lewes
The Battle of Lewes in 1263 took place just a few miles from the Battle of Hastings
two centuries before it, and was arguably as important.
by D. H. Montgomery 1837-1928
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
A Country Squire in London
Lord Macaulay describes the toils of a typical country gentleman visiting London in the time of Charles II.
by Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800-1859
The Dissolution of the Monasteries
Between 1536 and 1539, King Henry VIII’s government divided up the Church’s property amongst themselves and left a trail of devastation.
by Charles Dickens 1812-1870
Liberty and Prosperity
Dixie on Thames
Victorian MP Richard Cobden offered a startling analogy for the American Civil War.
by Richard Cobden 1804-1865
American Civil War
The Gettysburg Address
Following a decisive victory in the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln urged
his supporters to make sure that liberty’s advantage was not squandered.
by Abraham Lincoln 1809-1865
The Copy Book
Think and Speak