Mini Copy Book

Scottish History

The Battle of Glen Shiel

King Philip V of Spain sent a second Spanish Armada against Britain, but it suffered much the same fate as the first.

Length: 59 words

Extracts from Literature

The Pimpernel Fails to Show

Lady Blakeney agrees to spy for the French Revolutionary government in return for her brother’s life.

Length: 106 words

History of Africa

David Livingstone

The Scottish missionary and medic believed that slavery could better be eradicated by trade than by force.

Length: 113 words

Classical History


British sympathy for Roman imperial progress evaporated when officials began asset-stripping the country.

Length: 58 words

Discovery and Invention

The Bully and the Brakesman

A young George Stephenson takes responsibility for the team spirit at Black Callerton mine.

Length: 52 words

The Second World War

Britain’s Destiny

In a Christmas broadcast in 1940, actor Leslie Howard explained why British sovereignty was worth fighting for.

Length: 57 words