Mini Copy Book

Stuart Era

The Ghosts of Edgehill

The first battle of the English Civil War was a cautious affair, but rumours persisted that it went on long after it had finished.

Length: 59 words

Lives of the Saints

The Theotokos of Vladimir

It is one of the world’s most recognisable works of art, and a symbol of God’s blessing on all Christian Rus’.

Length: 111 words

Aesop of Samos

The Fir and the Bramble

A vain fir is stopped short in her boasting by a clear-thinking bush.

Length: 58 words

Exeter Book

The Silent Hall

An unknown Anglo-Saxon poet shares with us the grief of those whose homes and feast-halls were laid waste by Viking raiders.

Length: 111 words

Lives of the Saints

The Conversion of Saul

A fiery fanatic wins support for the suppression of Christianity in its very cradle.

Length: 120 words

Poets and Poetry

The Jackdaw

A bird perched upon a church steeple casts a severe glance over the doings of men.

Length: 112 words