Mini Copy Book

Stories in Short

No Thoroughfare

At twenty-five and owner of his own business, Walter Wilding thought his world was secure, but it was about to be rocked to its foundations.

Length: 118 words

The Hundred Years’ War

The Battle of Agincourt

One of the best-known of all battles in English history, but not because of the conflict of which it was a part.

Length: 49 words

Discovery and Invention

The London and Birmingham Railway

The textile moguls of Manchester and Liverpool engaged the Stephensons to complete their link to the capital.

Length: 110 words

The First World War

The Outbreak of the Great War

Germany felt she had a right to an empire like Britain’s, and she was willing to get it at the expense of her neighbours.

Length: 49 words


A Pyrrhic Victory

The ancient Greek King knew victory had cost his army more than it could afford to lose.

Length: 65 words

Lives of the Saints

The Man Who Left No Footprints

A young monk was rewarded for taking his duties as guest-master seriously.

Length: 59 words