Mini Copy Book

Lives of the Saints

The Miracle of St John of the Caves

The story of an unexpected escape through the heart of a hill.

Length: 50 words

Music and Musicians

John Playford

In England’s brief but dismal experiment as a Republic, Playford saved traditional English dance music from destruction.

Length: 51 words

Classical History

Season of Goodwill

‘Goodwill’ was on everyone’s lips, but the Roman Emperor and the God of Israel had very different ideas about it.

Length: 55 words

Norman Era

The Disaster of the White Ship

The loss of the heir to the throne threw England into crisis.

Length: 51 words

Discovery and Invention

Bird’s Custard

Alfred Bird’s wife could eat neither eggs nor yeast. So being a Victorian, Alfred put his thinking-cap on.

Length: 59 words

Discovery and Invention

The Fleming Valve

A Victorian children’s book inspired the birth of modern electronics.

Length: 51 words