Mini Copy Book

Extracts from Literature

On His Blindness

At first, John Milton struggled to come to terms with the loss of his eyesight.

Length: 59 words

Parables of Jesus

The Parable of the Talents

Three servants are engaged to invest their master’s money in the markets.

Length: 119 words

Norman Era

One Vast Heap of Booty

Embarrassed by the behaviour of his Norman bishops and abbots, King William I asked monk Guitmond to come over and set an example.

Length: 119 words

Mediaeval History

Hereward the Wake

Charles Dickens tells the story of Hereward the Wake, the last Englishman to stand up to William the Conqueror.

Length: 114 words

Character and Conduct

Not Worth a Shilling

Jack Curran’s career as a defender of victims of political prejudice got off to a stuttering start.

Length: 60 words

Lives of the Saints

Cuthbert and Sheriff John

The Sheriff of Northumberland allows wealth and power to go to his head — and his digestion.

Length: 60 words