Mini Copy Book

Stuart Era


When Parliament overthrew the capricious tyranny of Charles I, it discovered an uncomfortable truth about power.

Length: 120 words

Greek History

The United States of the Ionian Islands

The British liberated the Ionian islands from Napoleon, then gave them fifty happy years and the game of cricket.

Length: 58 words

Norman Era

The Battle of the Standard

Scottish King David I hoped to exploit the unpopularity of the Normans by trading on his own English heritage.

Length: 106 words

The First World War

Captain Charles Fryatt

A civilian ferry captain was court-martialled by the Germans for thumbing his nose at their U-Boats.

Length: 57 words

Discovery and Invention

The Rainhill Trials

To prove that steam power was the future of railways, George Stephenson held a truly historic competition.

Length: 55 words

Extracts from Literature

Collateral Damage

Richard Hannay reflects on the innocent lives lost, when the lust for power or the desire for revenge makes us less than human.

Length: 59 words