Mini Copy Book

Discovery and Invention

Ireland’s First Railway

The Dublin to Dun Laoghaire line opened in 1834, and proved a remarkable testimony to the speed of technological progress.

Length: 51 words

Lives of the Saints

The Bearded Foreigner

A Japanese swordsman confronts a Russian monk for... actually, he’s not really quite sure.

Length: 115 words

Indian History


A young Indian student from Cambridge was selected for England’s cricket team after public pressure.

Length: 104 words

Lives of the Saints

Cuthbert, the Bridle and the Book

One of England’s most precious artefacts, the Lindisfarne Gospels, was nearly lost at sea.

Length: 59 words

Extracts from Literature

Well Out Of It

Anne Elliot is mortified to hear Frederick Wentworth’s opinion of her, but manages to find comfort in his words.

Length: 114 words

Sport and Sportsmen

Max Woosnam

Max fully deserves his reputation as England’s greatest all-round sportsman.

Length: 98 words